Emily E. Duke, Esq.
Emily founded Duke Law Office and CyberSmart Law in 2014, after 20 years as a commercial litigator at one of the State's largest firms. With expertise in cyber-security issues, she regularly assists her clients in managing technology (e.g., tablets, smart phones, social media, interactive websites, and Cloud computing) in order to comply with legal data security standards, and in business disputes. Emily is passionate about helping small and medium sized companies to be proactive about cyber-security and improve their workforce's preparedness through CyberSmart resilience programs. As a seasoned litigator, her accumulated practice expertise includes dispute resolution, litigation and trial work, data breach response, consultation about security measures related to company secrets and intellectual property assets, contract review, and general business legal advice. Emily is confident and well-versed in all aspects of eDiscovery and uses a practical approach to manage client costs and drive efficiency so her clients can focus on business. Emily has a robust sensitivity to business realities, and has a proven record of accomplishing the best and lasting results for her clients – whether in the courtroom or the negotiating room.
Duke Law Office and its CyberSmart Law division are proud to be a woman-owned business serving clients with a presence in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest region, and the nation.
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1994, cum laude
- Yale University, B.A., 1988, magna cum laude with Honors in Economics
- Minnesota, 1994
- Minnesota Supreme Court, 1994
- United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1994
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1996
- United States Supreme Court, 2009
- United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2014
Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2016 to present.
Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, Twin Cities, 2014 to 2016.
InfraGard (member, January 2014 – present)
Center for Cyber Resilience (co-founder and President, 2016-present)
Sedona Working Group Series, Working Group 11: Data Privacy and Security (member since founding of group, and selected to participate in authors’ group for Data Security July 2014 – present)
Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (Twin Cities Chap. Advisory Board 2016 – present)
Cybersecurity Summit (Advisory Board, 2016-present)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (member, March 2013 – present)
Minnesota State Bar Association (member; Computer & Technology Section member; Civil Litigation Section member, Governing Council 2004 – 2008, and Governing Council Treasurer 2007 – 2008)
Ramsey County Bar Association (member; Board of Directors Liaison to Minnesota Women Lawyers 2006 – 2007)
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (regular contributing author and lecturer; editor, Contracts Deskbook 2010-2014)
American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Forum on Franchising, and Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee)
Co-chair and Co-founder, Minnesota E-Discovery Working Group (2011 – 2014)
Minnesota Women Lawyers (Community Action Committee member/chair 1996– 2005; Liaison to Ramsey County Bar Ass’n 2006 – 2007)
- Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Rising Star awarded by Minnesota Super Lawyers, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
- NAWBO Women of Achievement Winner, 2005
- Harvard Law School Ames Moot Court Competition, Winner and Oralist, 1993
- General Electric Financial Management Program (FMP) Graduate, 1990