Emmy Parsons' practice is informed by her media and entertainment background and as a First Amendment advocate. Prior to joining the firm, Emmy served as assistant general counsel to the National Association of Broadcasters. In that role, she advocated on behalf of television and radio broadcasters before federal government agencies, educated broadcasters on relevant rules and regulations, and managed outside counsel in federal litigation and regulatory proceedings regarding music licensing, copyright royalties, and broadcast regulations.
Earlier in her legal career, she represented clients in trade secret and intellectual property matters, federal antitrust investigations, and regulatory review of transactions. Prior to beginning law school, Emmy was an editorial assistant for People StyleWatch magazine.
Pro Bono Experience
American Bar Association, Communications Law Forum
Federal Communications Bar Association
Recognition & Accomplishments
Panelist, "Privacy and Libel" breakout session, ABA Forum on Communications Law, 2021
“Did Chauvin trial make the case for courtroom cameras?” CNN’s Smerconish, April 24, 2021
Co-author, "Baltimore Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Public Official Media Defamation Trial," MLRC MediaLawLetter, October 2021
Co-author, "Chauvin Trial Shows Why Cameras Need to Be in Court," Bloomberg Law, March 31, 2021
"Judge in George Floyd Prosecutions Allows Cameras in the Courtroom," MLRC MediaLawLetter, December 2020
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
Co-Chair, Entertainment, Media, and Arts Law Students Association
Northwestern University (B.S., Journalism, 2009)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia