Emily D. Anderson is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's New York office. She is also a member of the firm's Construction, Energy and Transportation industry teams.

Areas of Practice

Emily has extensive experience litigating construction and real estate-related claims on behalf of contractors, developers, owners, subcontractors and sureties. She has been involved in numerous matters involving breach of contract issues, public-private partnerships, energy issues, delay damage claims, suretyship, mechanic’s liens, trust fund diversion claims, construction lending issues, disputes about neighboring access and support, prevailing wages and construction defects.

Emily also drafts and negotiates various construction agreements for contractors and owners, including agreements for construction management, general contractors, subcontractors, design, consulting and building services, licenses, access and easements.

Emily interned with Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court of New York County prior to her elevation to the New York Appellate Division, First Department and the Legal Department of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Before attending law school, Emily worked as a sales representative in the elevator industry.



Ones to Watch — Construction Law and Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2021-2024

Leading Lawyer - Construction, Chambers USA, 2023

New York Rising Star - Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2015-2022

Construction Industry Industry Diversity Fellowship, American Bar Association, 2017-2020

Recommended Lawyer - Construction, Legal 500, 2022-2023



New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Minority & Women Contractors & Developers Association 2022 Incubator Program,“ Construction Contracts 101,” March 15, 2022; “Estimating and Proposals Strategies," April 5, 2022; “Change Order Management," March 8, 2022
  • Moderator, ABA Forum on Construction Law 2022 Midwinter Meeting, “Division 8 and Division 10 Lunch:  The Business of Energy,” February 24, 2022
  • Guest Lecturer on Construction Law, Manhattan College, CIVG 507: Introduction to Engineering Investigations/Forensic Engineering, April 21, 2021
  • Guest Lecturer on Construction Law, Manhattan College, CIVG 507: Introduction to Engineering Investigations/Forensic Engineering, March 14, 2020
  • Regional Coordinator and Speaker, ABA Forum on Construction Law Regional Program: Sticks & Bricks, September 2019




American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law

  • Incoming Chair of Division 10 (Transportation, Energy and the Environment), Fall 2022 - 2024
  • Steering Committee Member for Division 10 (Transportation, Energy and the Environment), 2013 - Present
  • Division 10 Liaison to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2017 - Present
  • Division 10 Liaison to the Marketing Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Design Building Institute of America (DBIA)
  • Chair, NYC Metro Chapter Law & Legislation Committee, 2022


J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2013, recipient CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Construction Law and Jack Weprin Real Estate Prize

M.U.P., Hunter College, City University of New York, 2013

B.A., University of Illinois, 2006, with distinction


  • New York
    New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
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