Women in Law 2022

EMILY NEWHOUSE DILLINGHAM PARTNER Benesch E mily Newhouse Dillingham is a partner in Benesch’s Litigation Practice Group. She represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer fraud, false advertising, and trade secret misappropriation. She has experience with all phases of litigation, including successfully representing clients at trial, authoring and arguing dispositive motions and appeals, taking and defending depositions, and managing all stages of the discovery process. Emily is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law. She graduated with a BA in English Literature, with distinction, from the University of Virginia in 2001 and received her JD, cum laude, from Northwestern University Pritzer School of Law in 2006, where she served as the Membership Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. Emily clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman on the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 2006-2008. Emily maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on immigration policy litigation. She has co-authored numerous petitions for certiorari filed with the United States Supreme Court, and she has worked on many pro bono civil rights matters with counsel from the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Muslim Advocates, and the Constitution Project. She is a frequent guest speaker on podcasts and radio programs, both in the US and abroad, regarding legal challenges to federal immigration policies. Prior to law school, Emily spent two years working in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of General Counsel, where she focused on analysis of antitrust and consumer protection legislation.




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