Emily Teplin Fox
Emily is a litigator who combines intellectual rigor with pragmatic problem-solving. She frequently works on the firm’s most complex and challenging cases, where her strong writing and analytical skills are particularly helpful to clients. Prior to joining MHGM, Emily gained invaluable experience clerking for Judge John R. Tunheim of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and Judge Diana E. Murphy of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Emily brings a strong background in public service and maintains an active pro bono caseload. She began her legal career with a national Equal Justice Works fellowship at the Minnesota Disability Law Center to protect and enforce the right to effective communication for deaf and hard of hearing people in the criminal justice system. She received the Legal Advocacy award from Communication Services for the Deaf for her efforts. Emily’s publications relating to deaf and hard of hearing issues include Rational Discrimination and Shared Compliance: Lessons from Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 45 VALPO. UNIV. L. REV. 1095 (2011)(with Michael Steven Stein).
Emily graduated from Yale Law School, where she received the Stephen J. Massey Prize for exemplifying the values of the law school’s clinic. Prior to law school, Emily served as a paralegal with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
Emily is proficient in sign language.