EMILY SCHOLTES is a senior managing associate in the Litigation group of the firm’s Chicago office. Her practice includes a diverse range of civil litigation matters, representing clients at the trial and appellate levels in both federal and state courts around the country. Emily has experience in all phases of litigation, including developing case strategy, drafting pleadings, managing discovery, drafting dispositive motions and other briefs, and pursuing and defending appeals.
Emily has extensive experience defending companies in False Claims Act lawsuits. She has defended large pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions against alleged False Claims Act violations. Emily also has experience working with regulators investigating False Claims Act violations.
In addition to her False Claims Act practice, Emily has litigated a variety of commercial and civil disputes, including antitrust litigation, securities litigation, consumer class actions, and contractual disputes, with a focus on matters in the healthcare industry.
Emily is actively involved in pro bono matters. Recently, she successfully secured a discharge upgrade from the Naval Discharge Review Board for a Navy veteran. Emily has also represented individuals in post-conviction proceedings, as well as individuals seeking asylum.
Prior to joining Sidley, Emily served as a law clerk for The Honorable Steven M. Colloton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2016, where she was the editor in chief of the Minnesota Law Review. Emily obtained her bachelor’s degree in economics, with minors in math and politics and law, from the University of Northern Iowa, where she received the “Purple and Old Gold Award” as the most outstanding graduate in economics.