Emily Smith represents Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in disputes involving trade secret misappropriation, fraud, breach of contract, patent, antitrust, and securities law. She has written briefs and motions for state, federal, and appellate courts, including the Third and Fifth circuits.
Her practice includes complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and qui tam matters. As a young associate in criminal court, she won a not-guilty verdict for her client charged with a misdemeanor.Read More
Emily joined Rusty Hardin & Associates after four years with global litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where she managed all phases of litigation including the drafting of complaints, witness interviews, and discovery. She spent two years as an associate with another prominent trial law firm before that.
After graduating with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, Emily clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm in the Southern District of Texas. As a law student, she interned for Fifth U.S Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Elrod.
Emily also served as a judicial intern with the Kentucky Supreme Court, where she prepared a national analysis of appellate procedures regarding ineffective assistance of counsel to help create a process for Kentucky courts.