Emily K. Watson focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. She has represented numerous public and private companies and private equity funds in various aspects of corporate governance matters, as well as a diverse array of domestic and cross-border transactions, including platform and add-on acquisitions, financings, recapitalizations, divestitures, joint ventures and minority investments. Emily serves as primary counsel for several private equity fund clients' portfolio companies and regularly advises her clients on matters such as corporate governance, employment and equity arrangements and commercial contracts. She represents companies in diverse industries, including manufacturing, distribution, health care, web-based and mobile technology, data analytics, food and beverage, leisure products, industrial automation and robotics, transportation, insurance and business services.
Emily is a member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (including the Gender Diversity Subcommittee), Associate Development Committee and Integrity and Compliance Committee. She also dedicates a significant amount of time to pro bono efforts and speaking engagements. Examples include the following: