EmilyGoldberg Knox


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Emily Goldberg Knox's practice focuses on complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy in state and federal courts. Her experience spans a range of areas, including products liability, public nuisance, antitrust, unfair business practices, fraud, class actions, terrorism, and transnational torts.

Emily has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has handled many aspects of litigation, including consulting on viable claims; drafting pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs; leading discovery efforts; preparing fact witnesses; and arguing motions at trial. She also has experience with international arbitrations.

In addition to her litigation practice, Emily has experience counseling clients on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics, including human rights and sustainability claims.

Emily maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent prisoners and individuals in civil rights cases. Most recently, she represented an Afghan refugee in a case under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.

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.

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. Emily has a master's in international politics, with a focus on international security and terrorism.


  • Sutter Health wins complete defense verdict in landmark antitrust class actionJones Day won a complete defense jury verdict for Sutter Health in a landmark antitrust class action seeking $1.2 billion in treble damages.
  • Consumer products company defends lawsuit claiming marine plastic pollutionJones Day is defending a consumer products company in a lawsuit alleging the client and several other companies named as defendants, are responsible for marine plastic pollution because they (1) use plastic packaging rather than more environmentally friendly and sustainable materials and (2) misrepresent in their labeling and advertising that their packaging is recyclable when (they allege) it is not because of the lack of adequate recycling facilities.
  • 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.