Emily Campbell began her legal career in New York in 1992, working principally with major international law firms for almost a decade before starting her own law practice. In March 2002, she founded The Campbell Firm PLLC and is the Firm’s Managing Member.
Ms. Campbell has an interdisciplinary law practice with an emphasis on transactional, intellectual property and litigation matters, serving domestic and international clients across many industries. Ms. Campbell began her career as a commercial litigator; she successfully transitioned to corporate practice several years later, and now she spends the majority of her professional life representing clients in business-related legal matters. She also has a growing criminal law practice, which not only allows her to keep her civil trial skills active, but also enables her to address important constitutional issues, including the right to be free from unreasonable searches, the right to remain silent and the right to counsel.
Prior to founding The Campbell Firm PLLC, Ms. Campbell was associated with prestigious international law firms: Sullivan & Cromwell; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Pillsbury Winthrop (formerly Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts). She is grateful for her large firm training and experience.
Ms. Campbell also brings her personal entrepreneurial experience to her practice to facilitate practical solutions to legal challenges. Her entrepreneurial experience extends beyond founding her own law firm and includes theatrical production; operation of an on-line business; and real estate investment in residential and mixed-use properties in Alabama, Maryland and New York.
Ms. Campbell’s Publications List is extensive; she has authored ten law review articles and two book chapters, including articles on copyright and first amendment law. Her doctoral dissertation was on the use of survey evidence in trademark cases.
Ms. Campbell represents clients in numerous types of transactional matters including in the areas of corporate formation and general corporate law, contracts and licensing, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, as well as matters involving e-commerce and Internet law; copyright, trademark and trade secret protection; entertainment law; employment law; and civil rights. Ms. Campbell also represents clients with respect to alternative dispute resolution and litigates commercial matters. In addition, Ms. Campbell represents clients in connection with criminal matters. Her misdemeanor and felony practice is principally before New York state courts, where she has tried several important cases, including two homicide cases, including serving as co-counsel in a first degree murder case, where she was responsible for helping to preserve important constitutional issues, including the voluntariness of the defendant’s statement, for appeal. Ms. Campbell is proud to be a member of the “18B” panel representing indigents and accepts some of her criminal work entirely pro bono.