Emily A. Reitmeier

Emily A. Reitmeier

Partner, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations
Emily Reitmeier concentrates her practice in complex civil litigation, white collar criminal cases and internal investigations.


Ms. Reitmeier has experience representing individuals and corporations in all stages of state and federal trial and appellate litigation and civil and criminal enforcement issues. She regularly handles a wide range of matters, including criminal white collar cases, defending government inquiries, and conducting internal investigations related to anti-corruption, accounting irregularities, improper business practices, compliance practices, corporate governance issues and related matters. Ms. Reitmeier also has extensive experience in civil litigation, including products liability, breach-of-contract, class action, hostile takeover, copyright infringement and class action litigation. She actively advises clients on transaction due diligence, compliance policies and procedures, and employee training relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Some of Ms. Reitmeier’s representations include:

  • Fujian Jinhua, a China-based manufacturer of DRAM memory devices, in obtaining the acquittal of all charges in a high-profile, eight-week criminal trade secrets trial brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) National Security Division
  • a Chinese nuclear power company in a criminal case that involved alleged violations of various provisions of the Atomic Energy Act
  • Marci Palatella, the CEO of International Beverage, as a defendant in the DOJ’s “Varsity Blues” college admissions case
  • a Silicon Valley-based technology company in response to a whistleblower letter alleging that the head of the company’s Moscow office was paying bribes to Russian government officials
  • a multinational European supplier of medical devices and operator of medical clinics in an FCPA investigation into its operations in Europe and Asia
  • the Audit Committee of a leading semiconductor company in an investigation into the accuracy of its public statements
  • the board of a transportation and technology company in providing advice on the compliance aspects of a related-party transaction and other disclosure issues
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in products liability actions relating to its Da Vinci robotic system and accessories, including securing the affirmative of a grant of summary judgment
Ms. Reitmeier maintains an active pro bono practice, including immigration, conservatorship and criminal matters. She submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Federal Defenders to the U.S. Supreme Court on Fourth Amendment issues. Ms. Reitmeier also briefed, argued and won an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She has served as a guest faculty member for a trial advocacy course at Stanford Law School.



  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2007
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 2004


  • California
  • Illinois

Emily A. Reitmeier

Partner, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations