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Emily C. Weiss

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Emily Weiss focuses her primary practice on clients in the energy sector and has advised clients in other industries during government investigations. Within the energy sector, she has assisted in oil and gas litigation, lease disputes, compliance in midstream operations, and defending a Fortune 50 energy company in a federal criminal investigation.

Following an 18 month federal grand jury investigation of alleged Clean Air Act violations, Ms. Weiss assisted in obtaining a declination of prosecution on behalf of a publicly traded energy company.

Ms. Weiss also assisted a Fortune 500 financial institution in defending a cross-border federal criminal investigation where her Spanish-language skills were frequently used to analyze complex documentary evidence.

Further utilizing her Spanish-language skills, Ms. Weiss assisted in conducting FCPA due diligence of global agents in Central America and South America on behalf of a multinational, Fortune 500 company.

Ms. Weiss also conducted anti-corruption due diligence on behalf of a Fortune 500 company as part of its acquisition of a multinational technology company.

Professional Background

Ms. Weiss was a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she was a title abstractor for a Pittsburgh law firm, focusing on oil, gas, and mineral interests. During law school, Ms. Weiss was a law clerk at a national law firm in 2014, and she was a research assistant for multiple professors. Additionally, Ms. Weiss was an intern for the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, during the summer of 2013. Also, Ms. Weiss participated in Duquesne University’s 3&3 Program for her undergraduate and law degrees.


  • Duquesne Law Review
  • Best Brief, Federal Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition
  • Semi-Finalist, American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Best Brief and Outstanding Oral Argument, Duquesne University School of Law Legal Research and Writing Program
  • Shalom Moot Court Award
  • Lynette Norton Memorial Award