Emily Campbell Taube joined Adams and Reese in 2006 and is a member of the Commercial Restructuring/Bankruptcy, Commercial Disputes, Franchise/Distribution, Casualty and Coverage and Labor and Employment teams. She focuses her practice on commercial restructuring, bankruptcy and banking and finance work. She also maintains an extensive litigation practice, focusing on business litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and franchise/dealership litigation.
Emily served as a Felony Assistant with the Shelby County District Attorney's Office prior to joining Adams and Reese and has extensive experience in both state and federal court. She is licensed to practice law in multiple states, and has handled more than 40 jury and bench trials in her career.
Emily also has extensive experience with appellate practice, including appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and multiple state appellate courts.
Her other significant contributions and honors include:
· Being named a Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the field of Franchise/Dealership law.
· Successfully obtaining preliminary injunctive relief, on a number of matters, in both federal and state courts that prevented equipment manufacturers from terminating their dealers. See Nacco Materials Handling Group v. The Lilly Company, 2007 WL 1720043 (W.D. Tenn. 2007) (motion to dismiss plaintiff's case for violations of Lanham Act granted); See also Nacco Materials Handling Group v. Toyota Materials Handling USA, 246 Fed.Appx. 929 (6th Cir. 2007) (Affirming DC's grant of preliminary injunction to client, enjoining manufacturer from terminating dealer agreement).
· Serving on the team that was granted certiorari by USSC in Oakley v. City of Memphis, Dkt No. 08-744 (July 31, 2009) (representing plaintiff group of police officers citing racial discrimination in the City's promotions policy).
Emily is active in several professional organizations and currently serves as Special Projects and Task Force Leader of the American Bankruptcy Institute. She is also active in the Turn Around Management Association, and Association for Corporate Growth. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, all state and federal courts in Tennessee and all state courts in Arkansas. She is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association Law Leadership Class of 2007. She is a Board Member of the Association of Women Attorneys and serves as its President.
In the community, Emily serves on the Advisory Board for Hope House Day Care, a nonprofit agency that provides family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children ages six weeks through six years who are infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. She serves as the Vice President of the 100 Club of Memphis, a nonprofit organization that, among other things, provides financial assistance to the families of first responders injured or killed in the line of duty. Emily also serves as President of the Association of Women Attorneys, Memphis Chapter.
Currently, she is in charge of the firm's recruiting efforts in Memphis and coordinates the summer associate program. In her free time, Emily enjoys Bikram yoga, running and reading.
Professional Memberships / Affiliations
Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association
Association for Corporate Growth
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
Association of Women Attorneys; Memphis Chapter, President
Memphis World Trade Club
American Bar Association
Memphis Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Mid South Super Lawyers® - Rising Star - Franchise/Dealerships
Hope House Day Care; Advisory Board
The 100 Club of Memphis; Vice President
Association of Women Attorneys, President - Memphis Chapter
American Bankruptcy Institute, Special Projects/Task Force Leader
Super Women in Business - Memphis Business Journal, 2012