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Emily V. Cuatto
Emily V. Cuatto

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Emily V. Cuatto

Emily Cuatto is a Certified Appellate Specialist who has appeared on behalf of automobile manufacturers, healthcare entities, and large insurers in the California, Oregon, and Nevada Supreme Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the California Court of Appeal. She has served as appellate and trial counsel in a variety of practice areas including insurance coverage, personal injury, and products liability. 

Emily is an associate with the firm and previously worked as a litigation associate in the Santa Monica office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters involving insurance coverage, contracts, employment, and business torts.

Emily is a 2016 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).  The LCLD is an organization of more than 200 members who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of leading law firms.  LCLD develops action programs design to help a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. 

Between college and law school, Emily taught middle school special education in New Orleans, Louisiana, through the Teach for America program.


  • Returning to Rutherford: A Call to California Courts to Rejoin the Legal Mainstream and Require Causation be Proved in Asbestos Cases under Traditional Torts Principles (Nov. 23, 2016) Southwestern Law Review
  • When Interpreting Ambiguous Terms, Consistency Prevails (Nov. 12, 2014) Daily J., Insurance Supplement, p. 9
  • From Secrecy to Disclosure (August 5, 2013) The Recorder
  • In Practice: Post-Trial Motions — To File or Not (June 26, 2013) The Recorder