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Emily Petrila

Washington, D.C.

Emily Petrila

Emily Petrila advises public and private companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, securities law compliance, and corporate governance.

Emily has advised companies in a range of industries, including real estate, energy, and life sciences. She helps clients navigate everything from transformative transactions, such as mergers and spin-offs, to ongoing disclosure obligations under U.S. federal securities laws and corporate governance matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Emily clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2009


  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
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