Emily M. Lyons | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Emily M. Lyons

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Lyons Emily

Emily M. Lyons
Lyons Emily
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With a passion for project management, Emily Lyons works with companies to manage complicated matters from the investigation stage through to their ultimate resolution.

She handles cases, both in the United States and abroad, that require advocacy to the government, arbitration, and litigation and involve electronic document management, various pleadings and motions, depositions, settlement negotiations, trial and hearing preparation, and appeals.

Emily has particular knowledge of and experience with complex government investigations and financial disputes, particularly in investigations and cases involving the False Claims Act and federal and state securities laws. Additionally, she advocates for clients in enforcement-related investigations and proceeds before the Securities and Exchange Commission. From health care fraud, corruption, and market manipulation to insider trading and accounting and disclosure fraud, Emily guides clients through the complex compliance environment with federal and state authorities.

Emily's experience prior to law school complements her current practice. She majored in accounting as an undergrad and went on to pass all sections of the CPA exam. Emily also holds an LLM in Taxation. During law school, Emily was an intern at the SEC and a staff editor on the University of Denver Law Review.

Representative experience

Representing a subsidiary of a public company as the lead associate in a False Claims Act qui tam investigation and lawsuit.
Represented a major international automotive company in an ICC arbitration against another international automotive company.
Representing public and private companies in conducting internal investigations in response to inquiries from federal prosecutors and regulators.
Participated in the mediation and settlement of a case involving a breach of a contract for a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority-regulated entity.
Represented public companies in SEC inquiries and investigations concerning alleged securities fraud.
Obtained a declination from the United States in a whistleblower suit for a leading medical equipment manufacturer.


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009
  • LL.M., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009
  • B.S., John Carroll University, cum laude, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado
Court admissions
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association