Emily Yu

Associate

Having whetted her appetite for the world of state attorneys general as a law clerk in Cozen O'Connor's State AG practice, Emily deepened her knowledge of the functions and authority of AGs in the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, where she worked in the Office of the Solicitor General for a year. There, she gained experience writing state Supreme Court and multistate amici briefs, as well as participating in federal district court proceedings.

In addition to her experience in the Arkansas AG's office, Emily has worked as a judicial clerk for several judges, including the Honorable Chief Judge Lavenski R. Smith in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Judge Brian S. Miller in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Experience

Publications

State AG Pulse | AG Elections: Summing Up 2023 and Eying Up 2024

November 13, 2023

With the 2023 AG elections almost done and dusted, Stephen Cobb and Emily Yu consider the results and look ahead to what these off-cycle elections portend for 2024’s AG elections.

State AG Pulse | When Testing Systems, Don’t Use Real Data!

October 23, 2023

When more than $2 billion was withdrawn from borrowers’ accounts without their authorization as the result of a data testing error, AGs paid attention. Meghan Stoppel and Emily Yu explore why and suggest precautionary measures companies can take.

State AG Pulse | Is SAFER Banking Finally Coming To The Cannabis Industry?

October 02, 2023

In Episode 4, Chris Allen and Emily Yu look at the history of the SAFER Banking Act and consider whether the latest legislative proposal will realize AGs’ bipartisan ambitions for a regulatory and enforcement regime for cannabis that generates additional state revenues, deters bad actors, and provides businesses with predictability and legal certainty.

Swain Wood: Scoring Success in Opioid Settlements and Life Beyond the Law

September 15, 2023

State AG Group member Emily Yu speaks with Swain Wood to learn more about his life in and out of the law.

State AG Pulse | AGs to Forever Chemicals Cos: We Want More Money and We Want It Now

September 11, 2023

Season 3 of State AG Pulse launches with a dive into an amicus letter submitted by a group of state AGs in which the AGs express their concerns about how much the companies responsible for “forever chemical” contamination should pay and when.

Sneak Preview: State AG Pulse Season Three

May 24, 2023

In a sneak preview of Season 3 of State AG Pulse, Chris Allen and Emily Yu dig into a story from last week’s state AG news about a cryptocurrency scheme that set off flares in the state AG world.

State AGs, Staff Discuss Algorithms & Organized Retail Crime at Symposium

April 27, 2023

NAAG recently held its annual Attorney General Symposium. Emily Yu outlines key takeaways from two business-critical panels.

How Cos. Should Navigate State AGs' Partisan ESG Approach

April 26, 2023

Meghan Stoppel and Emily Yu wrote in Law360 about why companies should engage with AGs on both sides of the aisle to minimize risk related to ESG-based investing.

Regulators and Cybersecurity Leaders Advise Businesses on How to Prepare For A Major Attack and the Consequences of Failure to Act

April 06, 2023

On April 4, 2023, the office of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul was joined by leaders in technology and law enforcement for a full-day symposium designed to inform CISOs, CTOs and CIOs on how best to protect their business from cyber threats.

In 2022, Opioids, Data Privacy, and ESG Dominated the State AG Landscape

January 17, 2023

State AG Group member Emily Yu speaks with her colleagues for their take on the most significant AG actions of the past year and what they foretell for AGs’ priorities in 2023.

Web Design Do's And Don'ts Amid Dark Pattern Enforcement

November 09, 2022

In Law360, Ann-Marie Luciano and Emily Yu offer practical guidance to help businesses minimize the risk of regulatory enforcement arising from “dark pattern” marketing practices.

Education

  • George Mason University, J.D., 2019
  • American University, B.A., cum laude, 2013
  • District of Columbia
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

American Bar Association Litigation Section: Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) Committee