Emily Seiderman West

Seiderman Emily

Emily Seiderman West focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and government investigations. She has experience representing clients in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Emily addresses a wide array of matters, including complex breach of contract, tort liability, and real property disputes, class actions, and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She has significant experience in motion practice, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, and trial preparation.

Prior to joining Venable, Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S.M.J., of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She also worked as a law clerk in the Staff Attorney's Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she drafted bench memoranda and proposed orders for Second Circuit judges recommending dispositions for appeals and substantive motions on a wide range of legal issues, including immigration, administrative, and constitutional law, habeas corpus, civil rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983), class actions, employment discrimination, and appellate procedure and jurisdiction.

During law school, Emily interned for the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was a Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar. She also served as editor-in-chief of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and as a legal writing and research teaching assistant.

Related Practices


Representative Matters

  • Represented a global provider of communications and digital technology solutions in a multi-million-dollar arbitration dispute
  • Defended a logistics services provider and its officers and employees in a breach of contract, trade secrets, and unfair competition dispute
  • Represented an executive and an individual employee of a multinational corporation in connection with an investigation by the SEC concerning alleged accounting improprieties that resulted in a restatement of the company’s financial statements
  • Represented a Brazilian power plant operator in its litigation against a major manufacturer of construction equipment arising out of the malfunction of generator sets; successfully opposed a summary judgment motion leading to a favorable settlement shortly before trial




  • J.D. cum laude Fordham University School of Law 2014
    • Editor-in-chief, Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • B.A. cum laude State University of New York at Stony Brook 2011

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Leda Dunn Wettre, U.S.M.J U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Staff Attorney’s Office U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


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