Proskauer teams recently submitted amicus briefs in two critical voting rights cases, which are becoming increasingly important in the runup to the 2024 U.S. elections. On August 18, 2023, Proskauer submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 30 historians and legal scholars specializing in the history of the Southern U.S. with a focus on South Carolina, race relations and election laws. The brief was submitted in support of appellees in Alexander v. The South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. Then, on September 25, 2023, Proskauer filed— on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU Foundation of Florida, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund— an amicus brief in the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida in support of the appellee in the case of State of Florida v. Miller.
Emily Kline is an associate in the Litigation Department. Her practice involves a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including product liability, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, antitrust, and contract disputes. Emily has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, coordinating discovery, briefing dispositive and discovery motions, preparing witnesses for depositions, trial, and appeal. She has represented clients in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and government investigations.
Emily also maintains a diverse pro bono practice, with an emphasis on immigration issues. Emily has represented multiple clients seeking specialized visas for victims of gender-based violence and for minors who have been abandoned.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Emily earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was an editor of the Human Rights Law Review. While at Columbia, she interned at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a legal services nonprofit, and in the Consumer Frauds and Protections Bureau of New York State Attorney General’s Office. She also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Prior to law school, she served for two years as a Teach for America Corps Member in Oakland, California. She has a B.A. in History from Northwestern University.