Emily E. Hughes is a partner at The Miller Law Firm. Ms. Hughes concentrates her practice in complex commercial, bankruptcy adversary and ERISA litigation.
Prior to joining The Miller Law Firm, Ms. Hughes served as in-house counsel for a large labor organization from 2005 until 2007, where she conducted numerous arbitrations, handled matters involving the National Labor Relations Board, and conducted several training seminars on a variety of labor-management issues.
Ms. Hughes routinely litigates complex commercial and business disputes, including cases involving breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, shareholder oppression, fraudulent transfer claims and intellectual property disputes involving music royalties. Ms. Hughes has defended against U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission municipal securities enforcement action.
In 2016, Ms. Hughes and her partner successfully obtained a unanimous jury verdict of no cause of action in favor of their clients in a partnership dispute following a six-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. See Blumberg v. DocNetwork LLC, et al., No. 13-cv-15042. Ms. Hughes was also a member of the litigation team which obtained 100% recovery on behalf of a certified class of retirees in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for claims brought under the civil enforcement provisions of ERISA. See Davidson v. Henkel Corp., No. 12-cv-14103.
Ms. Hughes has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Michigan Super Lawyers in the area of General Litigation for 2010-2014.
Ms. Hughes is admitted to practice in Michigan, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan and the Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Ms. Hughes graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2005, where she was nominated for the Rickert Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. She began her law school career at Syracuse University College of Law, where she received an award for Best Oralist in Appellate Advocacy in her legal writing section. Ms. Hughes received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2001.
- University of Michigan, B.A., 2001
- University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude