Emily H. Kline

Emily Kline is an associate in the Litigation Department. Her practice involves a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, involving trade secret misappropriation, false advertising and antitrust. Emily has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, coordinating discovery, briefing dispositive and discovery motions, preparing witnesses for depositions and trial, and drafting appellate briefs. She has represented clients in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and government investigations. Recently, Emily was part of the trial team that secured a complete defense verdict for Sanderson Farms following a six-week federal jury trial in an antitrust conspiracy case with $21 billion at stake.

Emily maintains a diverse pro bono practice. She has represented multiple clients seeking specialized visas for victims of gender-based violence and for minors who have been abandoned. Emily serves as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department and has taken over a dozen depositions on behalf of the City. She recently played a significant role in drafting an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 30 historians and legal scholars in support of appellees in Alexander v. The South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, which challenged alleged racial gerrymandering in South Carolina.

Emily clerked for the Honorable Chad F. Kenney of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Before joining Proskauer, Emily earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was an editor of the Human Rights Law Review. While at Columbia, she interned at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a legal services nonprofit, and in the Consumer Frauds and Protections Bureau of New York State Attorney General’s Office. She also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Prior to law school, she served for two years as a Teach for America Corps Member in Oakland, California. She has a B.A. in History from Northwestern University.