Emily Sauer is a litigation associate in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on class actions and appeals in state and federal court spanning a variety of issues, including complex commercial disputes, constitutional issues, labor and employment matters, and arbitration.
Recent highlights from her practice include:
Emily also proudly maintains a robust pro bono practice. Emily was honored with the 2022 Frank Wheat Memorial Award for helping her client achieve a near million-dollar settlement for injuries he sustained while locked in solitary confinement following a win in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In that case, Emily briefed and argued the appeal before the Ninth Circuit and lead the briefing, discovery, and mediation while on remand in the trial court. Emily has also filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and California Supreme Court and has helped immigration clients apply for prosecutorial discretion and permanent status in the United States.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carlos Bea of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She graduated summa cum laude and as Salutatorian from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2018, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Emily served as Associate Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, Co-Chair of the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team, and as an extern for the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.
Emily is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Pepperdine University - 2018 Juris Doctor
University of Nevada - Las Vegas - 2015 Bachelor of Science