Emily E. Hughes is a partner at The Miller Law Firm. Ms. Hughes heads the Firm’s data-privacy practice and litigates on behalf of plaintiffs in numerous complex data-privacy, consumer, and auto-defect class actions across the nation.

Representative Matters

Ms. Hughes heads Miller Law’s data-privacy practice and presently serves on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees on nationwide data-privacy class actions such as Miller v. NextGen Healthcare, Inc., No. 23-cv-02043 (N.D. Ga.) (member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Chair of Committee’s Third-Party Discovery team); and In re: HealthEC LLC Data Breach Litig., No. 24-cv-00026 (D.N.J.) (member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Offensive Discovery Committee).

Ms. Hughes also plays a central role in litigating the following data-privacy cases on behalf of Miller Law:
In re: Wright & Filippis, LLC Data Security Breach Litig., No. 22-cv-12908 (E.D. Mich.) (secured preliminary approval of a non-reversionary class settlement fund of $2,900,000 on January 4, 2024);
In re: Hope College Security Breach Litig., No. 22-cv-01224 (W.D. Mich.) (secured preliminary approval of non-reversionary class settlement fund of $1,500,000 on January 3, 2024);
In re: Flagstar December 2021 Data Sec. Incident Litig., No. 22-cv-11385 (E.D. Mich.) (Firm appointment to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee);
In re: Henry Ford Health System Data Security Litig., No. 23-11736 (E.D. Mich.) (Firm appointment as Interim Lead Counsel)

Drugich v. McLaren Health Care Corp., Case No. 23-cv-11736 (E.D. Mich.) (Firm appointment as Interim Co-Lead Counsel); and

In re: Lansing Community College Data Breach Litig., Case No. 23-00738 (W.D. Mich.).

In addition to Ms. Hughes’ substantial data-privacy practice, she routinely litigates complex consumer and auto-defect class actions. Recently, Ms. Hughes played a key role in Miller Law’s efforts as Co-Lead Class Counsel in Cooper v. The 3M Company, No. 17-cv-01062 (W.D. Mich.), resulting in a $54 million cash settlement approved in 2023. She also significantly contributed to Miller Law’s role on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re EpiPen, No. 17-md-02785 (D. Kan.) ($609 million in settlements). In 2016, Ms. Hughes and her partner successfully obtained a unanimous jury verdict 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. Further, Ms. Hughes played a substantial role in obtaining 100% recovery on behalf of a certified class of retirees under the civil enforcement provisions of ERISA. See Davidson v. Henkel Corp., No. 12-cv-14103 (E.D. Mich.).

Ms. Hughes was selected to Michigan Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2023 and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Michigan Super Lawyers for 2010-2015. Ms. Hughes is admitted to practice in Michigan, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.