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Emily Johnson Henn

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Emily Henn is a partner in Covington & Burling’s Silicon Valley office and serves as chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Henn specializes in defending class actions, including antitrust and consumer class actions. She also has extensive experience defending false advertising litigation and complex litigation in the food, drug & cosmetics industries, among others. She has extensive experience with consumer class actions under California’s Section 17200 and other states’ unfair competition laws. She has also represented clients in state attorney general actions asserting unfair and deceptive practices claims. Ms. Henn has been named to Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney’s list of the Top 250 women in U.S. litigation. Ms. Henn has also been named in the Daily Journal’s list of “Top Women Lawyers” in California.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999 (Georgetown Law Journal - Editor-in-Chief, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif). Wesleyan University, B.A., 1994.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Covington & Burling LLP combines ‘strong industry knowledge’ with ‘fast response times’ to provide a ‘high level of service’. The team’s comprehensive antitrust capabilities extend to acting in high-profile trials, with Robert Wick successfully defending on appeal Samsung Electronics’ notable victory against Motorola in the latter’s cartel price-fixing allegations against a group of LCD display manufacturers. On the class action side, Derek Ludwin is representing the San Francisco 49ers in a suit brought against the NFL team by its ticketholders alleging anti-competitive ticket distribution arrangements, while a cross-office team, which includes Emily Johnson Henn in Silicon Valley, is acting for Walt Disney and others in defending a putative class action filed by animation studio employees alleging unlawful agreements not to cold-call each other’s employees. Key contact and practice co-chair Deborah Garza also featured in this matter. All individuals named are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing

Within: Advertising and marketing

Covington & Burling LLP’s team covers advertising and marketing law comprehensively, advising on data security issues, FTC investigations and consumer product class actions. It has a significant focus on the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. John Graubert and Sarah Wilson co-chair the practice from Washington DC. Graubert continues his representation of POM Wonderful in litigation with the FTC over advertising claims, and recently filed a cert petition on behalf of the client. Wilson is assisting Microsoft with global product safety issues relating to electronic devices. Emily Johnson Henn and Andrew Schau, based in Redwood Shores and New York respectively, continued to represent Procter & Gamble in multiple class actions challenging the marketing of its Freshmates personal hygiene wipes as flushable, which plaintiffs claim is false and misleading. The practice has also seen an increase in TCPA-related matters, and the team recently advised AOL in a putative TCPA class action linked to AOL Instant Messenger, successfully dismissing the case for the client. Further clients include Doctor’s Best, ExxonMobil and Itochu International.

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