Emily M.Rector


Columbus + 1.614.281.3997

Emily Rector focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, including securities and derivative litigation and stockholder demands for books and records. Emily also represents one of the nation's major credit reporting agencies in cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In addition, she has experience with significant government investigations and construction litigation.

Emily maintains an active pro bono practice, representing incarcerated individuals seeking judicial release through the Judicial Release Coalition, which provides access to justice to persons of color who are disproportionately incarcerated and often unable to afford counsel.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Emily served as a law clerk to Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and to Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.


  • AeroGrow defends against litigation arising from its acquisition by its majority stockholderJones Day is representing AeroGrow International, Inc., its directors, and its majority stockholder and corporate affiliates in a putative stockholder class action arising from AeroGrow's acquisition by its majority stockholder.
  • Ohio corporation obtains dismissal of shareholder lawsuits seeking inspection of books and records under Ohio statutory and common lawJones Day's client, FirstEnergy Corp., secured dismissal of lawsuits by beneficial shareholders seeking to inspect corporate books and records.
  • FirstEnergy defends against securities suitJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in a securities lawsuit in which plaintiffs alleged misstatements relating to corporate political activities and compliance.