Emily T. Acosta
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Emily T. Acosta

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Emily T. Acosta
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Emily T. Acosta concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and professional and product liability. Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience in an array of areas, including employment, transportation, and cyber security.

Over the course of her career, she has argued motions and prepared cases for trial in both state and federal courts, deposed hundreds of witnesses, including experts and corporate representatives, and authored a variety of successful dispositive motions and critical briefs. 

Ms. Acosta is a frequent speaker and has published over 20 articles on numerous civil litigation topics, including those involving social media discovery issues.

In law school, Ms. Acosta was elected President of the Student Bar Association, becoming the first woman in over a decade to hold the office, and remains involved with a number of community organizations today.

Education
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2013
  •  Dean's List, 2012-13
Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Christian University, Cum Laude, 2010
  •  John V. Roach Honors College Laureate
Admissions
Illinois, 2013
Missouri, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • WBAI Leadership Institute (Participant, 2015 - present)
  • Chicago Dance Institute (Board of Directors, 2015 - present)
  • Equip for Equality (Young Professionals Board, 2015 - 2016; Volunteer Attorney, 2013 - present)
  • Northern District of Illinois Settlement Assistance Program (Pro Bono Attorney, 2013 - present)
  • Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council (VP CLE Committee, 2013-present)
Publications
Practical Insights on eDiscovery and Social Media, eTERA Consulting Webinar Series (May 2016)
A Duty of Technological Competence, Women's Bar Association of Illinois Newsletter (March 2016)
How to Obtain Social Media Data for Defending Lawsuits, Corporate Counsel (January 2015)
Bringing "It" Up: Defining the (Employment) Relationship, American Bar Association Student Lawyer (March 2014)
Education
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2013
  •  Dean's List, 2012-13
Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Christian University, Cum Laude, 2010
  •  John V. Roach Honors College Laureate
Admissions
Illinois, 2013
Missouri, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015