Emily Unger is an associate in the firm’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense group and is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes group. Her practice involves a broad range of complex business litigation, with a focus on securities litigation, enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, criminal and civil government investigations, internal corporate investigations and class action matters. She joined Goodwin in 2014.





Ms. Unger has defended corporate and individual clients in a variety of disputes, including litigation alleging violations of federal and state securities laws. She has also worked on both internal and government investigations concerning federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and accounting issues. Ms. Unger has also represented numerous clients in responding to inquiries from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Ms. Unger’s clients include public and private healthcare, life sciences, and technology companies, their boards and officers, private equity and venture capital firms and their partners, and financial services providers.

Ms. Unger has also been actively involved in pro bono matters, including representation of numerous clients in immigration proceedings.

In 2018, Ms. Unger gained significant trial experience during a six-month secondment with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, where she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Woburn District Court in Massachusetts. In that capacity, she prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes, and conducted over a dozen jury and bench trials to final verdict, in addition to arguing numerous dispositive and evidentiary motions.

Professional Experience

Ms. Unger is a member of the Boston Bar Association.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Unger served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Gene E. K. Pratter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

During law school, she also served as a note editor for the Boston University Law Review.

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J.D., 2014
Boston University School of Law
(cum laude)
B.A., 2008
Vanderbilt University
(magna cum laude)



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