"U.S. Trial Firm of the Year" – 3 Consecutive Years (Benchmark; Law360)
Bursis Emerson Portrait






  • Hon. Joan L. Larsen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • New York

Emerson Bursis focuses his practice on high-stakes business disputes, complex litigation, and white collar investigations.

Prior to joining Hueston Hennigan, Mr. Bursis was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, where he represented clients in securities, fiduciary duty, commercial, consumer, and class litigation.


Representing Amazon.com in a trademark lawsuit pending in the Southern District of Florida.

Representing the State of Hawaii and advising the Governor and Attorney General concerning the state’s enormous responsibilities in the wake of the 2023 Maui fire, one of the ‘largest natural disasters’ in state’s history.

Representing a global accounting firm in a securities litigation in the Northern District of California.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims for Deloitte Consulting LLP in a significant trade secret misappropriation case related to fresh food management with hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at stake.

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Representing a global consulting firm in an arbitration against a former client over work performed.

Represented Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Kathy Boockvar, in successful defense of election-related claims filed by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. following the 2020 presidential election.

Represented zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer in successfully defeating motion to lift discovery stay in putative securities class action.

Represented Blackstone and affiliated funds in multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration concerning RCS MediaGroup’s challenge to Blackstone’s ownership of multiple commercial buildings in Milan, Italy.

Represented Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and their fiduciaries in successful resolution of pre-merger litigation.

Represented HGGC and one of its affiliated funds in obtaining favorable settlement of a putative class action filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery arising from $446 million take-private acquisition.