Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Emily S. Huggins Jones has joined the firm as partner in its Environmental, Safety & Health Practice, based in Cleveland.
Ms. Huggins Jones’ practice encompasses all areas of environmental litigation, and she has significant trial experience. Ms. Huggins Jones regularly advises clients on environmental compliance, strategy and planning for business transactions, toxic tort and product liability litigation, as well as maritime litigation and counseling. Additionally, she has a broad knowledge of white collar investigations, including national and international financial and healthcare enforcement actions.
“Emily is a highly respected trial lawyer, with an impressive track record. She brings an extensive litigation, compliance and environmental practice that complements our team’s existing capabilities,” said Karen A. Winters, global leader of the firm’s Environmental, Safety & Health Practice. “The addition of Emily reflects our strategic growth plan for strengthening services that will aid in guiding clients through their most complex, pressing matters.”
Ms. Huggins Jones exhibits a strong sense of civic duty in the city of Cleveland. She is the President and Immediate Past Secretary for DANCECleveland and a board member and Governance Committee member of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Ms. Huggins Jones has held a number of positions in the DRI Women in the Law Committee, including Expert Witness Subcommittee Vice-chair and Corporate Counsel Coordination Vice-chair, and has served as a State Marketing Representative for the DRI Sharing Success Seminar. In addition, she is the former Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Ms. Huggins Jones’ professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Maritime Association of the United States and the Ohio Oil & Gas Association.
“Emily’s dedication to her practice and the legal industry, as well as her commitment to the Cleveland community, makes her a natural fit for Squire Patton Boggs,” said Michele L. Connell, managing partner of the Cleveland office. “Emily will be a tremendous resource to our clients and a strong addition to our team of talented environmental litigators.”
“Squire Patton Boggs has a world-class Environmental, Safety & Health Practice and I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic team. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues across the firm’s global platform and hope to add great depth to our client services,” said Ms. Huggins Jones.
Bilingual in French and English, Ms. Huggins Jones graduated from the University of Virginia, with distinction, and received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she served as the executive editor of the Journal of Legislation. She is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in America and selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star for Environmental Litigation from 2012 to 2016. She was also awarded the YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award in 2011.