Emily Cronin represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes, complex civil litigation covering a wide array of practice areas. She has handled cases involving patent infringement, false claims, defamation, contract disputes, fraud, and environmental law, and secured victories for her clients in both federal and state court. No matter the subject area, Emily confidently tackles complicated issues and translates them into winning arguments for her clients.
In 2021, Emily and her team successfully represented a group of relators in their California False Claims Act suit against a large international construction contractor. As an integral member of the trial team, Emily handled over a dozen depositions of the contractor’s key witnesses, took and defended the depositions of both side’s damages experts, and helped argue and win summary judgment and discovery motions in state court. In a patent infringement suit, Emily and her team represented the plaintiff who accused pornography provider MindGeek of video streaming activity that infringed a patent portfolio developed at USC’s Shoah Foundation to catalog videos of Holocaust survivors. Emily argued and won discovery motions, defended depositions, managed a team of source code experts, and helped secure her client’s settlement. Emily was also part of the initial team from Susman Godfrey that filed a $1.6 billion dollar defamation lawsuit against Fox News Media on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems.
Emily clerked for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the Central District of California and the Honorable Jacqueline Nguyen on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Emily earned her law degree from USC Gould School of Law, where she worked as the Executive Notes Editor of the Southern California Law Review, was awarded the Arthur Manella Award for the second-highest GPA in her 1L and 2L classes, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
Before law school, Emily taught middle school math with Teach for America in Detroit and worked as a children’s advocate in a domestic violence shelter in Colorado Springs. She graduated from Colorado College with a major in Middle Eastern Studies in 2012.
Honors & Distinctions
Honors and Awards
- Executive Notes Editor, Southern California Law Review
- Order of the Coif
- USC Gould School of Law, 2016 & 2017 Arthur Manella Award
- USC Gould School of Law, 2018 Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award
- Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Court for the Central District of California
- Honorable Jacqueline Nguyen, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- The University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D.)
- The Colorado College (B.A.)
Leadership & Professional Memberships
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association