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Emily Margolis


Emily Margolis represents individual and corporate clients in government investigations, white collar, and general commercial matters. Her experience includes both white collar and indigent criminal defense, including capital defense and administrative enforcement actions. She has also represented institutional investors in complex securities class actions. Emily represents clients at all stages of investigations, discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, hearings, and trial. Her government enforcement experience includes defense in one of the largest administrative regulatory actions in U.S. banking history.

In addition to her government investigations practice, Emily represents clients in commercial business disputes, labor and employment litigation, and intellectual property actions.

Emily maintains an active pro bono practice including indigent criminal defense and reproductive rights advocacy.

Emily clerked for the Honorable Nathanael M. Cousins of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. During law school, she was a member of the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic and was elected Managing Editor of the California Law Review.

Emily's Note, Color as Batson Class in California, was published in the California Law Review, Volume 106.

Bar admissionsCalifornia
  • J.D., Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • B.A., Scripps College