Emily W. Andersen

Emily Andersen is a member of Choate's Litigation Department. Ms. Andersen participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2015.

Ms. Andersen is a graduate of Boston College Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Boston College Law Review. Ms. Andersen also participated in the school’s Civil Litigation Clinic, where she represented clients in housing and Social Security disability matters. After her first year of law school, Ms. Andersen worked as an intern in the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School where she researched intellectual property matters including copyright, trademarks, and licensing. During her third year in law school, she interned for Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Prior to law school, Ms. Andersen worked at Harvard Library, where she helped promote the University’s open access publishing initiative.

Practice Focus

Litigation: representation of leading corporations and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation.

Representative Engagements

  • Assist in internal investigations regarding commercial business practices.
  • Represent individual in Department of Justice investigation involving healthcare fraud and commercial business practices.
  • Represent global biopharmaceutical company in qui tam action.
  • Represent major pharmaceutical companies in large, multi-year federal investigations involving sales and marketing practices.

Publications and Presentations

  • “'Not Ordinarily Relevant': Bringing Family Responsibilities to the Federal Sentencing Table," 56 Boston College Law Review 1501, 2015.
  • “Everybody’s Going Surfing: The Third Circuit Approves the Warrantless Use of Internet Tracking Devices in United States v. Stanley,” 56 Boston College Law Review E. Supp. 1, 2015.

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Andersen is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  She participates in the Firm’s legal clinic for the homeless program through the Lawyers Clearinghouse.

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2016

Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review

Simmons College
MS, 2010

Boston College
MA, 2009

Kenyon College
BA, cum laude, 2001