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Emily focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Emily represents clients across a variety of specialized industries and has a strong background in chemicals, biotechnology, software, and optics and optoelectronics.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Emily was an associate and later a member of a Cary, North Carolina law firm where she focused on intellectual property litigation.


  • Represented clients before U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals
  • Represented clients before the North Carolina Superior and Business Courts, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court
  • Prosecuted chemical and biochemical patent applications to issuance before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Performed trademark clearance searches and prepared related opinions
  • Prosecuted trademark applications to registration before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the North Carolina Secretary of State Office.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association



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