Emily V. Burton

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Emily is a member of Young Conaway’s Corporate Counseling and Litigation Section. She practices primarily before the Court of Chancery in Delaware, focusing on corporate litigation, corporate governance issues and complex commercial transactions. She has experience with a variety of the issues that arise in those contexts, including: fiduciary duty claims on both the plaintiffs' and the defendants' side, poison pill litigation, takeover litigation, books and records actions, indemnification disputes, preferred stock interpretation, and others. In addition to litigation, Emily has advised boards and independent fiduciaries faced with potential or ongoing litigation and has acted as an advisor to investors in companies involved in high profile cases in the Court of Chancery.


  • Boston University School of Law, cum laude


Delaware Corporate Law Essentials: Building Blocks and Practice Pointers, American Bar Association, Corporate Governance Committee, August 2015

2015 Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, August 2015

Mistakes: Common Defects in the Authorization of Corporate Acts, the Effects, and the Fixes, Panelist, American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2014

Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association Business Law Section, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, Chapter 7, 2013 Edition 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • Wisconsin Bar Association