Emily Cooke’s practice focuses on commercial transactions, compliance, and corporate governance for a range of clients, including small businesses, banks, health care organizations, insurance industry participants, educational institutions, and nonprofit entities.
Emily specializes in preparing, negotiating, and interpreting commercial agreements. Her work in this area includes designing template customer and vendor agreements for businesses large and small, drafting online terms and conditions for startups, and negotiating institutional outsourcing agreements for large financial institutions. Emily also counsels clients on existing contractual arrangements, including potential disputes. Emily believes a client’s individual business priorities and risk tolerance are key drivers of contracting strategy, and that practical guidance is as valuable as legal advice.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood in 2011, Emily was an associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, D.C., where she worked with a range of Fortune 100 financial institutions in public and private mergers and acquisitions and financial regulatory matters. During law school, she served as a judicial intern to Judge Stephen J. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, DC’s highest court. Before beginning her legal career, Emily worked at The Synergos Institute in New York, where she implemented capacity-building workshops for grantmaking institutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Emily is the partner in charge of Pierce Atwood's Pro Bono Program. She also heads the firm's Summer Associate Program.
- Board of Directors, Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England
- Volunteer, American Friends of Refugees Program