EMILY ZIPPERSTEIN represents clients in a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, corporate governance matters and complex commercial transactions, with a particular focus on media and entertainment, consumer products and founder-owned businesses. Emily was recognized by Variety in the 2021 and 2023 Legal Impact Report and by Chambers at the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Awards: USA as “highly commended” in the Future Leader – Gender Diversity award category. She was also recognized as an “Up Next” Honoree in Variety’s 2018 Dealmakers Impact Report for her work in the media and entertainment sphere.
Prior to joining Sidley, Emily served as associate general counsel for Las Vegas Sands Corp. in Las Vegas, NV, where she oversaw intellectual property matters worldwide, including the company’s global portfolio of patents, trademarks, copyrights and domains. Emily earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served on the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal. She received her B.A., cum laude, with honors in English from Davidson College.