EmilyGoldberg Knox


San Francisco + 1.415.875.5815

Emily Goldberg Knox's practice focuses on appellate advocacy and complex civil litigation.

Emily has particular experience litigating high-stakes products liability and transnational tort claims. She has drafted briefs in various trial and appellate courts at the state and federal levels, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, as well as in international arbitrations under ICSID rules (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes).

Emily maintains an active pro bono practice. She recently successfully represented a prisoner in a civil rights lawsuit in the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day, Emily served as a law clerk to Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Emily currently serves on the University of California, Hastings College of the Law Board of Governors. Prior to attending law school, she served as an open source intelligence analyst focusing on the Middle East and as a recruiter for U.S. government-funded legal reform and rule of law projects in various countries.


  • Fox defeats first amendment lawsuit relating to COVID-19 news coverageJones Day successfully defended Fox Corporation and Fox News in a First Amendment lawsuit filed in state court in Seattle, Washington in April 2020.
  • Chevron defeats ATA and ATS claims brought by 298 plaintiffs relating to terrorist attacks in IsraelChevron Corporation, represented by Jones Day, defeated claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act ("ATA") and Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") brought by 298 plaintiffs who sought to hold Chevron responsible for injuries sustained in terrorist attacks in Israel between November 2000 and April 2002.
  • Chevron defeats class action relating to offshore gas well blowoutJones Day successfully represented Chevron Corporation in a class action lawsuit originally brought by 65,000 Nigerians seeking $5 billion on the claim that a natural gas well blowout six miles offshore caused widespread health and fishing impacts to an area roughly the size of New Jersey.
  • National retailer defends consumer class action surrounding allegations related to farming practices for shrimpJones Day is defending a national retailer against consumer class action litigation in which plaintiffs allege that the retailer sold shrimp that were farmed using slave labor.
  • Global mining company conducts internal investigation into disclosure of confidential company informationJones Day is advising a global mining company in connection with an international investigation into possible insider leaking of confidential company information.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    The Slippery Slope of Material Support Prosecutions, 66 Hastings L.J. 295

    October 31, 2014
    Social Media Companies and Material Support, Just Security, http://justsecurity.org/16961/social-media-companies-material-support/.

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    August 30, 2018
    What Clerks in the Northern District Wish You Knew, The Bar Association of San Francisco

    March 9-10, 2015
    Balancing Act: Curbing Terrorist Activity While Protecting Freedom of Speech, The Ethics of Algorithms, Centre for Internet & Human Rights
    Berlin, Germany

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