Jones Day partner Emily Tait recognized as a "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Michigan Lawyers Weekly has recognized partner Emily Tait by including her in its 2023 class of "Leaders in the Law." These leaders "have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and set an example for other lawyers" and have "demonstrated tremendous leadership and mentorship, and displayed a dedication not just to the legal community, but to their communities at large."
Ms. Tait, who is based in the Firm's Detroit Office and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice, develops IP protection, enforcement, and risk management strategies related to trade secrets, data, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Her practice is also focused on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), particularly IP issues arising from the use of GenAI tools. Ms. Tait's matters span diverse industries and technologies, including autonomous and automated systems, simulation software, electric vehicles, life sciences and health care tech, mobility, fintech, and consumer products.
Ms. Tait is active in Michigan's legal community and co-founded and previously served as president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court. She provides pro bono services to Michigan-based veterans, the Firm's Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative and Laredo Project, and cultural institutions and creativity-based nonprofits requiring IP assistance. She mentors and supports junior lawyers and in particular women and underrepresented minorities in the legal profession. As the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Chair for the Detroit Office, Ms. Tait is active on the Firm's global diversity committee and works to bring attention to related initiatives in Detroit.
Ms. Tait has been named among the "WTR 1,000" (World Trademark Review) and "Notable Women Lawyers" by Crain's Detroit Business.
Leaders in the Law honorees were selected by a panel composed of members of the legal community and representatives of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.