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Emma L. Marion


As a litigation associate in the Chattanooga office, Emma Marion assists clients in general business and intellectual property-related litigation matters.

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Emma Marion, an associate in Baker Donelson's Chattanooga office and a member of the Advocacy Department, assists clients in a variety of general business-related litigation matters. Additionally, as a member of the Intellectual Property Department, she has experience in trade secrets litigation as well as in conducting research on copyright and patent law and on data privacy and security issues. After studying international law in law school in Washington, D.C., Emma brings a global mindset to litigation and to advising companies on business, intellectual property, and data privacy issues.

While in law school, Emma served as a legal intern with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs in Washington, D.C. While there, she analyzed Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries' labor laws and practices in both English and French to assess possible international labor rights violations under U.S. trade agreements and to develop policy recommendations. She also drafted African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) eligibility review documents, making recommendations regarding countries' AGOA participation eligibility to the U.S. Trade Representative.

Emma also served as a research assistant for two organizations that provide pro bono international legal services including for entities such as governments, sub-state entities, and civil society organizations in peace negotiations, post-conflict constitution drafting, and transitional justice. Her work for these organizations included researching and drafting memoranda on issues relating to accountability for torture, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, on issues relating to strategic human rights litigation, and on issues relating to the law of occupation and the right to self-determination.

Emma also served on the editorial board of the American University Law Review, where she edited articles primarily focusing on international law and intellectual property and wrote a legal comment on data breach notification laws.

Emma is proficient in French.

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  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2019, magna cum laude
    • Editorial Board, Note and Comment Editor – American University Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 2014, cum laude


  • Tennessee, 2019
  • District of Columbia (Pending)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2020


  • French

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