Emily Rock joined Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in 2014 as the firm's second Theodore I. Koskoff Public Interest Fellow. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, and brings to each case a strong commitment to justice, equality, and empathy. Emily has recently returned to Koskoff after clerking for the Honorable Alvin Thompson of the District of Connecticut.
Highlights of Emily's fellowship year included the civil rights case she tried with Attorney Antonio Ponvert, in which the jury found in favor of a prison inmate who was brutally assaulted by prison guards. She also second chaired a trial with Attorney Sean McElligott, in which the jury returned a $4.25 million verdict for a plaintiff who was permanently injured due to a doctor's mistake.
Emily is a 2014 graduate of Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. During her time at Yale, Emily was a Student Director of a legal clinic that provided legal services to immigrant communities, and interned with the White House Adviser on Violence Against Women in the Office of the Vice President. Prior to law school, Emily worked as a paralegal at the national office of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Washington, D.C. She graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University, where she earned dual degrees in Political Science and English.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Pro-Bono/Civil Rights
- Connecticut, 2015
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2015
- Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
- The Ohio State University
- B.A. summa cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
- New Haven Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- White House Adviser on Violence Against Women in the Office of the Vice President, Intern
- National office of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Washington, D.C. , Paralegal
- Honorable Alvin Thompson of the District of Connecticut, Clerk