About Emily

Emily Atmore is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment groups. Emily represents a wide variety of clients in all phases of complex commercial and employment litigation in both federal and state court, and in arbitration. Emily’s practice area covers a broad range of industries, including agribusiness, natural resources, renewable energy, technology, medical device, senior housing, health care, and real estate. Clients trust Emily for her sound judgment and ability to advise on issues and resolve disputes successfully and cost-effectively.

In her litigation practice, Emily regularly represents companies in commercial contract disputes, real property issues, and various business torts. Emily also has experience in antitrust litigation, antitrust counseling, and class actions. In her employment practice, Emily represents employers in matters involving employee non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, as well as tortious interference claims. Emily also advises employers on matters involving labor and employment disputes, including wage and hour, ADA, and discrimination issues. She assists employers in mitigating risks prior to litigation, frequently resolving complaints at the agency level.

Emily was previously a law clerk (2018) and summer associate (2017) for the firm. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Emily worked as a corporate extern in the legal department of a national bank and as a law clerk at a boutique business litigation firm in Minneapolis. Emily was also a volunteer for Standpoint (previously called the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project), and a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Richard H. Kyle, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (2016), and for the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (2017).



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  • Assisted in ongoing defense of six insurance companies in purported class action asserting consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices claims.
  • Assisted in representing 50% owner of award-winning animal feed manufacturer in shareholder dispute against 50% co-owner under claims for equitable sale or dissolution of the corporation and breaches of fiduciary duties. Prevailed on contested motion to appoint limited receiver to break deadlocks on issues before the corporate board of directors and ultimately secured highly favorable settlement on behalf of client.
  • Assisted in obtaining favorable resolution of various employment discrimination claims arising under federal and state laws for national senior housing and health care client.
  • Assistance with defense of loan servicer in mortgage-related litigation, including various actions for alleged wrongful foreclosure, fraud, breach of contract, unconscionability, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and violations of TILA and RESPA. Successfully obtained title to foreclosed torrens property following contested matter proceedings before the Hennepin County Examiner of Titles.
  • Assisted in successful motion practice to enforce settlement agreement and dismiss claims in Minnesota state district court—and related appeal before the Minnesota Court of Appeals—as a part of litigation on behalf of large Minnesota commercial real estate construction and development group.
  • Assisted in obtaining favorable arbitration award on behalf of biomedical technology company following two-week arbitration of claims for breach of contract and intentional interference with contract by former employee.
  • Assisted in obtaining successful verdict at summary judgment on behalf of leading global organic food company headquartered in Canada on in a breach-of-contract suit related to soybean sourcing.
  • Assisted in representing investor limited partners in low-income housing partnerships against the general partners relating to partnership exit issues in various lawsuits in state and federal courts.
  • Assistance with completing statutory procedures for renewable energy client concerning abandoned mineral interests impacting sale of client’s wind energy project. Wind project ultimately sold for an estimated cost of more than $250 million and would generate enough clean energy to power more than 65,000 homes in southeastern North Dakota.
  • Provided regulatory and litigation advisory assistance for major energy utility clients which ultimately led to mutual agreement regarding sale of power plant ownership.

Pro Bono Representation

  • Regularly represent clients through the Main Street Relief Project—a task force of Stoel attorneys who provide no-cost legal services to independent restaurants, bars, and retail establishments.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement in lease litigation on behalf of nonprofit organization providing residential treatment services to adolescents recovering from substance abuse.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Named a Minnesota Lawyer “Up & Coming Attorney,” 2023
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2019–present
  • Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2021
  • Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review
  • Stinson Leonard Street Law Review Award, 2018
  • American Bar Association Mendes Hershman Writing Award, 2018
  • President, Minnesota Business Law Association, 2017–2018
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, ACLU of Minnesota, 2020–present
  • Partner Leadership Committee, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2020–present
  • Mentor, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2019–present
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