Emily Chapuis is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group. Her work focuses on complex civil litigation and rate-setting work, including in the music, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
Ms. Chapuis has litigated high-stakes cases in state courts, federal district courts, appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Copyright Royalty Board. Recent successes include litigating a major rate-setting proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board; litigating copyright suits on behalf of motion picture and music industry clients; defending a nationwide consumer class action brought against a hotel company; and defeating a billion dollar qui tam action at jury trial.
Ms. Chapuis also maintains a significant pro bono practice, which has ranged from providing direct services to low-income clients to contributing to Supreme Court appeals. She has filed numerous amicus briefs regarding same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights issues and was recently recognized as one of the "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40" by the National LGBT Bar Association.
Ms. Chapuis is a member of the Hiring Committee, a leader of the firm’s LGBT affinity group, and a member of the working group on transgender inclusion. She is also responsible for litigation associate assignments for 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 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.