Emily Viglietta

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PROFILE

Ms. Viglietta focuses her practice on commercial litigation and advising companies in entertainment and regulatory matters. She has represented clients in federal and state court, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings before government agencies.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Viglietta was a Senior Litigation Counsel at Warner Bros. Entertainment. In that role, she managed and directed litigation, supervised outside counsel, and advised the company on mitigating risk and responding to pre-litigation claims. Her in-house work spanned a broad range of substantive areas, including copyright, idea submission, trademark infringement, and profit participation. Ms. Viglietta also drafted and negotiated various contracts related to profit participation.

Ms. Viglietta previously spent six years as a litigator at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. While there, she handled a wide array of complex civil litigation, gaining particular expertise in the area of trade secrets. She also represented organizations operating in regulated industries in administrative proceedings.

Early in her legal career, Ms. Viglietta clerked for the Honorable Brian M. Cogan, in the Eastern District of New York, and interned for the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in the Southern District of New York. She also spent several years affiliated with the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, a public defense organization that represents indigent parents in Brooklyn Family Court proceedings. She worked for the Brooklyn Family Defense Project as a student intern, an Associate Advisory Board member, and a pro bono attorney while in private practice.

Ms. Viglietta received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she served on the Fordham Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. She completed her undergraduate studies at S.U.N.Y. Geneseo, where she received a B.A. in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude.

Emily works part-time. She spends the rest of her time caring for her two young children, Ezra and Nico.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, B.A.

Representative Cases

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of a global investment firm after a five-week bench trial in a lawsuit brought by a hedge fund seeking $200 million in damages and bringing claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. This verdict was named one of the Daily Journal‘s top defense verdicts of 2017
  • Represented a large public utility in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission in connection with the permanent shut down of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
  • Represented a biotechnology company in bringing claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract against former employees who secretly launched a competitor and stole confidential information
  • Represented a Fortune 500 energy company in court challenges to state regulations regarding the purchase of nuclear energy
  • Represented a global financial services institution in a constellation of lawsuits related to residential mortgage-backed securities
  • Represented the officer of a large financial services company in criminal proceedings related to the municipal bond market
  • Filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a non-profit organization advocating for criminal justice reform

Clerkships

  • Hon. Brian M. Cogan, Eastern District of New York

Areas Of Practice