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Emily T. Chen is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation, antitrust and securities enforcement matters, and corporate internal investigations. She has significant experience litigating antitrust matters on behalf of clients in various industries, such as energy, technology, and financial services. Emily also has extensive experience representing major accounting firms in investigations led by federal and state regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.

Emily also has a robust pro bono practice, including advocating on behalf of refugees and immigrants in resettlement and VAWA self-petition matters. She is a co-leader of the Firm's Asian Affinity Group, a member of the New York Associates Committee, and previously served on the Firmwide Associates Committee. In addition, she is actively involved in the legal community, including serving as the Co-Chair of the Mentorship Committee for the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Emily earned her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. During law school, Emily was sworn in as a Student Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she conducted bench trials in New York County Criminal Court and served as second chair in felony jury trials. Emily also served as a student law clerk for the Honorable Sandra L. Townes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and as a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the Appellate Division of the New York City Law Department.

Emily received her undergraduate degree in History and Economics from Columbia University, where she was named a Centennial Scholar and a Speaking Fellow.

Publications

  • Editor, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (6th ed.) (forthcoming 2023)
  • Contributor, Regulation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (3d ed.) (2020).
  • Contributor, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth) – Update (2019).
  • Contributor, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth) – Update (2018).
  • Contributor, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth) (2017).
  • Contributor, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust Law Developments (Seventh) – Update (2016).
  • Note, Depressing Diagnosis: Stringent Particularity Requirement of the Rule 9(b) Pleading Standard as a Critical Bar to Off-Label Promotion Fraud Whistleblowers, 36 Cardozo L. Rev. 333 (2014).
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Credentials

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

B.A., Columbia University

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Hon. Sandra L. Townes, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

American Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of New York

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Mandarin Chinese

Spanish

Taiwanese

Matters

Representing Cornell University in putative antitrust class action brought by Ivy League student athletes. Choh, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 23-cv-00305 (D. Conn.).

Representing Cornell University and Rice University in putative antitrust class action alleging price-fixing of student financial aid awards. Henry, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 22-cv-00125-MEK (N.D. Ill.).

Under former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, served as the lead managing associate on an all-women team retained by the U.S. Soccer Federation to conduct a year-long independent investigation into allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct in women’s professional soccer.

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Representing Cornell University in putative antitrust class action brought by Ivy League student athletes. Choh, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 23-cv-00305 (D. Conn.).

Representing Cornell University and Rice University in putative antitrust class action alleging price-fixing of student financial aid awards. Henry, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 22-cv-00125-MEK (N.D. Ill.).

Under former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, served as the lead managing associate on an all-women team retained by the U.S. Soccer Federation to conduct a year-long independent investigation into allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct in women’s professional soccer.

Successfully represented BASF Corporation in patent and antitrust litigation. The six-day jury trial took place during September 2021, with the jury returning a near-$85 million verdict for BASF. Ingevity Corp. et al. v. BASF Corp., Case No. 18-cv-01391-RGA (D. Del.).

Representing multinational professional services firm in internal and multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Represented Big Four accounting firm in Delaware Court of Chancery in shareholder derivative action brought by shareholders of social media company relating to company’s privacy program.

Represented Amazon.com, Inc. in copyright litigation. SA Music LLC, et al. v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-09633-LAK (S.D.N.Y. 2020); SA Music LLC, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00105-BAT (W.D. Wash. 2020); Ray Henderson Music Co., et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00106-BAT (W.D. Wash. 2020); Four Jays Music Co., et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00107-BAT (W.D. Wash. 2020); SA Music LLC, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00579-BJR (W.D. Wash. 2020).

Represented Peloton Interactive, Inc. in copyright litigation brought by music publishers. Downtown Music Publishing LLC, et al. v. Peloton Interactive, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-02426-DLC (S.D.N.Y. 2019).

Representing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in government enforcement actions and third-party litigation in connection with Facebook and the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica.

Represented WestRock Company on antitrust aspects of its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging. The transaction was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in 2018 without enforcement action.

Represented pre-petition equity holder L Catterton and certain affiliated directors in connection with investigations in the Chapter 11 cases of VER Technologies Holdco LLC and its debtor affiliates. In re VER Technologies Holdco LLC, et al., Case No. 18-cv-10834 (KG) (D. Del. Bankr. 2018).

Provided litigation-related advice to the Ad Hoc Committee of First Lien Term Loan Lenders in connection with the successful restructuring of Payless ShoeSource through a confirmed plan of reorganization in Payless’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In re Payless Holdings LLC, et al., Case No. 17-42267-659 (E.D. Mo. 2017).

Represented PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program. Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. (Franklin Cir. Ct., Ky. Nov. 9, 2016).

Represented a senior executive of an international capacitors manufacturer in connection with a multi-jurisdictional cartel investigation in that industry.

Represented one of the largest U.S. consumer credit reporting agencies in putative class actions alleging violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Advised major beer manufacturer on franchise termination litigation and relationship issues.

Insights

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March 30, 2016
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Matters

Representing Cornell University in putative antitrust class action brought by Ivy League student athletes. Choh, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 23-cv-00305 (D. Conn.).

Representing Cornell University and Rice University in putative antitrust class action alleging price-fixing of student financial aid awards. Henry, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 22-cv-00125-MEK (N.D. Ill.).

Under former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, served as the lead managing associate on an all-women team retained by the U.S. Soccer Federation to conduct a year-long independent investigation into allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct in women’s professional soccer.

See more
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Matters

Representing Cornell University in putative antitrust class action brought by Ivy League student athletes. Choh, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 23-cv-00305 (D. Conn.).

Representing Cornell University and Rice University in putative antitrust class action alleging price-fixing of student financial aid awards. Henry, et al. v. Brown Univ., et al., Case No. 22-cv-00125-MEK (N.D. Ill.).

Under former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, served as the lead managing associate on an all-women team retained by the U.S. Soccer Federation to conduct a year-long independent investigation into allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct in women’s professional soccer.

Successfully represented BASF Corporation in patent and antitrust litigation. The six-day jury trial took place during September 2021, with the jury returning a near-$85 million verdict for BASF. Ingevity Corp. et al. v. BASF Corp., Case No. 18-cv-01391-RGA (D. Del.).

Representing multinational professional services firm in internal and multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Represented Big Four accounting firm in Delaware Court of Chancery in shareholder derivative action brought by shareholders of social media company relating to company’s privacy program.

Represented Amazon.com, Inc. in copyright litigation. SA Music LLC, et al. v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-09633-LAK (S.D.N.Y. 2020); SA Music LLC, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00105-BAT (W.D. Wash. 2020); Ray Henderson Music Co., et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00106-BAT (W.D. Wash. 2020); Four Jays Music Co., et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00107-BAT (W.D. Wash. 2020); SA Music LLC, et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-00579-BJR (W.D. Wash. 2020).

Represented Peloton Interactive, Inc. in copyright litigation brought by music publishers. Downtown Music Publishing LLC, et al. v. Peloton Interactive, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-02426-DLC (S.D.N.Y. 2019).

Representing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in government enforcement actions and third-party litigation in connection with Facebook and the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica.

Represented WestRock Company on antitrust aspects of its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging. The transaction was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in 2018 without enforcement action.

Represented pre-petition equity holder L Catterton and certain affiliated directors in connection with investigations in the Chapter 11 cases of VER Technologies Holdco LLC and its debtor affiliates. In re VER Technologies Holdco LLC, et al., Case No. 18-cv-10834 (KG) (D. Del. Bankr. 2018).

Provided litigation-related advice to the Ad Hoc Committee of First Lien Term Loan Lenders in connection with the successful restructuring of Payless ShoeSource through a confirmed plan of reorganization in Payless’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In re Payless Holdings LLC, et al., Case No. 17-42267-659 (E.D. Mo. 2017).

Represented PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program. Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. (Franklin Cir. Ct., Ky. Nov. 9, 2016).

Represented a senior executive of an international capacitors manufacturer in connection with a multi-jurisdictional cartel investigation in that industry.

Represented one of the largest U.S. consumer credit reporting agencies in putative class actions alleging violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Advised major beer manufacturer on franchise termination litigation and relationship issues.

Insights

Newsletter · Source: Global Cartel Enforcement

March 30, 2016
Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - March 2016

View all

Credentials

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

B.A., Columbia University

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Hon. Sandra L. Townes, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

American Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of New York

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Mandarin Chinese

Spanish

Taiwanese