EMILY WOODRING is a managing associate in the litigation group in the firm’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation and disputes, government and internal investigations, antitrust litigation, and accountants and professional liability actions. She has represented individual and corporate clients in both federal and state courts and has experience in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, handling all aspects of discovery, and drafting dispositive motions and other briefs.
Emily earned her J.D. from Yale Law School. While in law school, she served as Executive Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation as well as Project Editor of the Yale Law Journal. She also worked in the Ethics Bureau at Yale clinic, assisting death penalty clients with ineffective assistance of counsel claims and advising lawyers on legal ethical dilemmas. As part of her clinical work, Emily co-drafted a National Association for Public Defense ethics opinion on defense-generated evidence. Emily additionally taught undergraduates as the Head Teaching Fellow for a Yale College lecture and two seminars on computer science and the law, covering topics such as digital search and seizure, data privacy and breaches, copyright and fair use, censorship, and net neutrality.
Emily received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University. The Psi Chi International Honors Society (Psychology) inducted her in her junior year.
Prior to joining Sidley, Emily clerked for Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was also an associate at a global law firm, where she represented clients in relation to white collar, antitrust, and securities litigation matters. Emily previously served as a Student Honors Intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division in New York and as a legal and financial analyst at a global litigation boutique.