Jenner & Block

Emily Chapuis is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group.  Her work focuses on complex civil litigation, especially in the hospitality and entertainment industries.

Ms. Chapuis has litigated high-stakes cases at the state and federal levels, including in the United States Supreme Court, as well as before federal agencies.  She recently defeated a large qui tam action in a jury trial, and is actively involved in a major rate-setting proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board.  Other recent matters include multiple copyright suits on behalf of the motion picture and music industries; the defense of a nationwide consumer class action brought against a hotel company; and an owner-operator dispute in the hotel industry.   Ms. Chapuis has also been involved in drafting amicus briefs in connection with same-sex marriage litigation throughout the country and in several matters involving constitutional challenges to states’ regulatory powers.

Ms. Chapuis maintains a diverse pro bono practice.  She has represented low-income clients in family law and public benefits matters, and has contributed to a recent voting rights appeal in the United States Supreme Court.  She is a member of the Associate Board of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a leader of the firm’s LGBT affinity group.  She also previously  served as the Work Assignment Coordinator for summer associates in the D.C. Office.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chapuis practiced labor and employment law in Washington, D.C., and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.