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Emily M. Yinger

Northern Virginia

Emily M. Yinger

Since joining Hogan Lovells in 1987, Emily Yinger has handled high-stakes cases for healthcare companies as well as financial institutions, technology companies, universities, and government entities. She is the former Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells' Northern Virginia office and a member of the firm's Litigation leadership team.

She has defended major health insurers and other businesses against nationwide class action and multi-district litigations. Emily has also defended health insurers in numerous individual and class action suits challenging provider contracting, claims processing, and payment practices, ERISA, fraud, breach of contract, and unfair trade practices claims.

She focuses on matters involving complex contract disputes, business torts, fraud and conspiracy, tortious interference, RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative and corporate control actions, inverse condemnation, and products liability.

Quoting Emily's clients, Chambers USA said Emily has "a great legal mind and exceptional client focus." Emily's success in resolving tough cases for healthcare businesses was profiled in Virginia Business Magazine's 2010 Legal Elite.

"A great legal mind and exceptional client focus."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Defeated class certification of nationwide class of healthcare providers challenging fraud investigation and overpayment recovery by BCBS entities.

Defeated class certification of class of all participating providers challenging the claims payment practices of Renown Health.

Victory for the Holy See in licensing disputes involving licensure rights and counterfeiting of Vatican treasures and works of art.

Victory for health benefits company in ERISA and breach of contract class action alleging improper payment of out-of-network providers-case dismissed.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1984
  • International Graduate Summer School Program, University of Oxford, Exeter College, 1984


  • Member, The Barristers
  • Member, The Counselors
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


Healthcare: Health Insurers

Legal 500 US


Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)

Chambers USA

2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2016

Legal Elite, Health Law

Virginia Business magazine


Business Litigation

Virginia Super Lawyers


Business Litigation

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

2008, 2014-2017

Top Attorneys in Business Litigation

Super Lawyers Business Edition


Leader in Virginia: Litigation

Chambers USA

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