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Emmanuel I. Sanders

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.3289 | F 216.592.5009

Emmanuel Sanders focuses his practice on various areas of business litigation, including insurance coverage litigation, commercial disputes, ESOP litigation, and data security and privacy.

Emmanuel breaks down complex legal concepts into crisp arguments that further clients’ goals at all stages of litigation. He has experience handling key aspects of litigation, including motion practice, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, and preparing experts for deposition. Emmanuel also devotes significant time to pro bono work.

Before joining Tucker Ellis, Emmanuel clerked for Justice Neal Hendel of the Supreme Court of Israel. During his tenure, he assisted in drafting opinions on a wide range of topics, including tort law, defamation, securities regulation, marriage equality, and separation of church and state.

When not practicing law, Emmanuel most enjoys spending time with his wife and four young children.

education & admissions


  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2017); New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Executive Editor; Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, Fellow
  • Yeshiva University (M.A., 2014); Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Graduate Fellow
  • Yeshiva University (B.A., 2012); Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Honors Program; Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Undergraduate Fellow

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2018


  • French (proficient)
  • Hebrew (fluent, including modern legal Hebrew)
  • Defends insurance carriers in coverage disputes throughout Ohio and nationwide.
  • Defends companies, trustees, and other advisors in ESOP litigation
  • Defends and counsels clients in remediating and mitigating breaches of data security
  • Successfully defended an ESOP trustee in an attorney fee dispute before the D.C. Bar Attorney/Client Arbitration Board (2020)
  • Obtained findings of fraudulent joinder supporting removal to federal court leading to settlements favorable to the client in multiple medical device suits (2020)
  • Obtained dismissal of claims by 96 non-resident plaintiffs at the pleadings stage in a products liability mass action (2019)
  • Obtained multiple dismissals of claims against a biomaterials supplier at the pleadings stage based on the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act (2019-2020)
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "Voiding Voidability: Rethinking Rescission of Insurance Policies Under Ohio Law," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Insurance Law Seminar (September 2020)
  • "Piercing the LLC Veil," Lorman Webinar (February 2020)
  • "Piercing the Corporate Veil Checklist: Avoid Mistakes and Exposure," Lorman Webinar (March 2019)



in the community
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Fuchs Mizrachi School, Development Committee
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland
    • Young Leadership Division, Board Member
    • Ben Gurion Society, Member
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