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Emily Newton focuses on high-stakes business cases, with an emphasis on handling antitrust matters and class actions in a variety of industries. She also specializes in fiduciary litigation, representing trustees, executors and beneficiaries. A partner in our Trial and Global Disputes practice, Emily has experience handling all aspects of litigation, including through trial.

Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Market, March of Dimes and is a former Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Committee.

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Credentials

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors

B.A., Duke University, summa cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia State Bar, American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association

Matters

Defense of SCANA Corporation in seven putative class actions filed by South Carolina ratepayers relating to the abandonment of the construction of two new nuclear plants at the V.C. Summer facility.

Defense of Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

Defense of Kemira Chemicals Inc. in MDL proceeding in Newark, New Jersey, alleging conspiracy to fix prices in sale of liquid aluminum sulfate.

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Matters

Defense of SCANA Corporation in seven putative class actions filed by South Carolina ratepayers relating to the abandonment of the construction of two new nuclear plants at the V.C. Summer facility.

Defense of Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

Defense of Kemira Chemicals Inc. in MDL proceeding in Newark, New Jersey, alleging conspiracy to fix prices in sale of liquid aluminum sulfate.

Defense of Kan Am (US) in litigation filed by Simon Property Group affiliates in the Chancery Court in Delaware, involving the interpretation of buy/sell provisions in joint venture agreements regarding major retail shopping malls throughout the United States.

Defense of World Acceptance Corporation and its officers in 10b-5 securities class action in the District of South Carolina.

Defense of trustee of a discretionary trust in an action seeking to declare the assets of the trust as marital property.

Matters

Defense of SCANA Corporation in seven putative class actions filed by South Carolina ratepayers relating to the abandonment of the construction of two new nuclear plants at the V.C. Summer facility.

Defense of Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

Defense of Kemira Chemicals Inc. in MDL proceeding in Newark, New Jersey, alleging conspiracy to fix prices in sale of liquid aluminum sulfate.

See more
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Matters

Defense of SCANA Corporation in seven putative class actions filed by South Carolina ratepayers relating to the abandonment of the construction of two new nuclear plants at the V.C. Summer facility.

Defense of Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

Defense of Kemira Chemicals Inc. in MDL proceeding in Newark, New Jersey, alleging conspiracy to fix prices in sale of liquid aluminum sulfate.

Defense of Kan Am (US) in litigation filed by Simon Property Group affiliates in the Chancery Court in Delaware, involving the interpretation of buy/sell provisions in joint venture agreements regarding major retail shopping malls throughout the United States.

Defense of World Acceptance Corporation and its officers in 10b-5 securities class action in the District of South Carolina.

Defense of trustee of a discretionary trust in an action seeking to declare the assets of the trust as marital property.

Credentials

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors

B.A., Duke University, summa cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia State Bar, American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association