Emily is an attorney practicing in local government law and represents municipalities and special service districts throughout the Bay Area. Emily has extensive experience providing advice to staff and local officials in many areas of government law including Brown Act open government requirements; conflicts of interest; the Public Records Act; drafting staff reports, ordinances, and guidelines involving a wide range of topics; State housing and accessory dwelling unit law; land use and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and public contracting law. Emily graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Law with Order of the Coif honors in 2000, and received her BA in Political Science from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Prior to joining Epstein, Holtzapple & Christo in 2010, Emily worked with the Bay Area law firms of Miller, Starr & Regalia and Goldfarb & Lipman. In her pro bono practice, Emily represents asylum seekers through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Emily lives in San Anselmo.