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Emily S. Knight

Chicago, IL | D 312.256.9404 | F 312.624.6309

Emily Knight practices in the areas of business litigation and products liability litigation.

Emily represents clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, with an emphasis on product manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. She is experienced in conducting fact discovery, defending depositions, preparing witnesses, and drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions. Complementing her work in product liability litigation, Emily represents corporations and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) in litigation across the country. A sought-after speaker and writer on timely legal topics, Emily is an emerging thought-leader, particularly on the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Before attending law school, Emily taught kindergarten at a Cleveland charter school as a Teach For America corps member. As a member of Teach For America’s alumni group, she has continued to volunteer in local schools.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with family, exploring her West Loop neighborhood, trying Chicago’s new restaurants, and traveling.

education & admissions


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 2017); Hugo Grotius International Law Fellow; Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Fellow
  • American University (B.A. in Political Science, minor in Justice, 2012)

state admissions

  • Illinois, 2019
  • Ohio, 2017
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publications & events

speaking engagements

  • "Mission Impossible? Protecting Data and Mitigating Litigation Risk in the World of Biometric Authentication Technology," 2018 In-House Counsel Summit, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio (October 2018)
  • "Risk Management of Sexual Harassment Claims in the Law Firm Setting," Ohio State Bar Association WebCast (April 2018)


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in the community
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • Mock Trial Coach, John Hay High School
  • College Now, Mentor
  • Junior League of Cleveland
  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
    • Associate Board Member
  • Teach for America, The Alumni Network
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