Emily J. Wilson

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson counsels clients in a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters, including disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, and shareholder actions. Emily represents clients before state administrative agencies and tribunals, state and federal trial courts, and state and federal courts of appeals. She also represents energy and utility sector clients before public service commissions and provides strategic advice regarding compliance with energy regulatory frameworks.

Related Practices


Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented a closely held company against a petition for dissolution brought by minority shareholders at all phases of suit, from initial response to complaint through ten-day bench trial
  • Secured affirmance of an order granting motion to dismiss on behalf of a foreign plywood manufacturer in federal appellate court
  • Part of a team that defended a property owner in a three-month administrative hearing in an action brought by state consumer protection division
  • Part of a team that represented a foreign grain importer in a federal action for breach of contract and various business torts

Energy and Utility Litigation and Contested Regulatory Proceedings

  • Successfully represented multiple energy companies obtaining required state construction permitting, Certificates for Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN), and/or CPCN waivers
  • Providing electric and natural gas utilities with ongoing guidance regarding compliance with post-merger proceedings before public service commissions
  • Advise generation companies developing hydrogen production regarding compliance with state regulations
  • Represented four natural gas utilities in a successful challenge to an emissions regulation program before a state supreme court
  • Represented a utility intervenor in the successful defense of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order approving a state regional haze program in federal appellate court
  • Successfully removed a state putative class action against utility to federal court, ultimately resulting in voluntary dismissal by plaintiffs




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2017
    • Symposium editor, American Criminal Law Review 
    • Intern, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
    • Student attorney, Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic
  • B.A. Government and Politics, and French Language and Literature University of Maryland 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Pro Bono

  • Represented amici group of 128 former student members of boards of education in successful defense of statute granting voting rights to student member before the Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Represented class of Detroit inmates in concurrent state and federal actions against public officials regarding county jail’s response to COVID-19
  • Represented multiple defendants as co-counsel to the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia


  • Advisory board member, Urban Energy Garden
  • Treasurer, SibStrong