Emily B. Viglietta

Profile

Emily Viglietta is a litigation attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Viglietta practices complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and represents organizations operating in regulated industries in administrative proceedings. 

Key Representations:

  • Southern California Edison Company in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission in connection with the permanent shut down of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Units 2 and 3.
  • Fortress Investment Group in obtaining a complete defense verdict in a five-week bench trial in a lawsuit filed by a hedge fund seeking more than $200 million in damages and bringing claims of  breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. This verdict was named one of the Daily Journal’s top defense verdicts of 2017.
  • A major record company in a class action pending in New York federal court alleging price-fixing of digital downloads.

Ms. Viglietta also has an active pro bono practice focusing on civil liberties and criminal justice. In 2015, she drafted a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the non-profit California Attorneys for Criminal Justice in a case involving criminal forfeiture. Before joining the firm, Ms. Viglietta was a pro bono attorney and advisory board member of the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, an organization that provides interdisciplinary legal representation to low-income parents in child welfare cases in Brooklyn Family Court.

Ms. Viglietta graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award and was a member of the Fordham Law Review. During law school, she served as a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union in Alaska and as a judicial intern for Judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Viglietta clerked for Judge Brian M. Cogan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

 

Emily Viglietta is a litigation attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Viglietta practices complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and represents organizations operating in regulated industries in administrative proceedings. 

Key Representations:

  • Southern California Edison Company in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission in connection with the permanent shut down of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Units 2 and 3.
  • Fortress Investment Group in obtaining a complete defense verdict in a five-week bench trial in a lawsuit filed by a hedge fund seeking more than $200 million in damages and bringing claims of  breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. This verdict was named one of the Daily Journal’s top defense verdicts of 2017.
  • A major record company in a class action pending in New York federal court alleging price-fixing of digital downloads.

Ms. Viglietta also has an active pro bono practice focusing on civil liberties and criminal justice. In 2015, she drafted a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the non-profit California Attorneys for Criminal Justice in a case involving criminal forfeiture. Before joining the firm, Ms. Viglietta was a pro bono attorney and advisory board member of the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, an organization that provides interdisciplinary legal representation to low-income parents in child welfare cases in Brooklyn Family Court.

Ms. Viglietta graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award and was a member of the Fordham Law Review. During law school, she served as a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union in Alaska and as a judicial intern for Judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Viglietta clerked for Judge Brian M. Cogan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.