Emma C. Ross, M.D.
Partner / Chicago

P: 312-881-5952
F: 312-380-7053

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A physician by training and litigator by profession, Emma helps her clients achieve success by developing litigation strategies rooted in reliable science. Clients value Emma’s strategic thinking, creativity, and ability to identify and communicate nuanced scientific and medical themes.

Emma represents leading pharmaceutical and medical-device companies in high-stakes litigation, helping them build a compelling scientific narrative of the case. Emma is trial counsel for Bayer in litigation involving the herbicide Roundup, including in a recent St. Louis trial where she and partners Tarek Ismail and Shayna Cook secured a complete defense verdict. Emma also co-leads the national science team in litigation involving Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil. And, she was a key member of the team that secured landmark Daubert victories in two separate Mirena MDLs.

Emma maintains a robust pro bono practice focusing on reproductive justice, choice, and access to care. She recently led a Goldman Ismail team advocating on behalf of women who received coerced, unindicated, and unconsented gynecologic care while in immigration detention. She also co-chairs the Reproductive Justice Working Group of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, an organization that aims to harness the resources of the private bar in the effort to end systemic racism.