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Kapur, Emily

Emily Kapur

Direct Tel: + 650-801-5122, Direct Fax: + 650-801-5100
Silicon Valley
Tel: +1 650 801 5000 Fax: +1 650 801 5100

Emily Kapur is an associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, which she joined in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in Economics. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal litigation and arbitration relating to cryptocurrency, vanilla and bespoke derivatives, founders’ disputes, antitrust, contracts, and bankruptcy. Prior to joining the firm, Emily served as an expert witness on corporate finance and pricing issues and helped direct expert-witness strategy and testimony for high-profile litigation matters relating to antitrust, tax, accounting, and contractual disputes. Emily’s background as a PhD economist and expert gives her a distinctive advantage navigating modern litigation’s empirical and theoretical challenges and demystifying finance and economics for decision makers.

Emily’s research on finance and bankruptcy issues has been published by Hoover Institution Press and The Wall Street Journal and has been presented before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. For three years before graduate school, Emily worked in the national security sector.

  • Stanford University
    (Ph.D., Economics, 2017)
  • Stanford Law School
    (J.D., 2015)
    • Stanford Law Review:
      • Articles Editor
  • London School of Economics
    (M.Sc., Economics, 2011)
  • Stanford University
    (B.A., Economics, 2008)
  • The State Bar of California
  • Speaker, “Law Firm Goals for the Blockchain Space in 2020,” Stanford Journal of Blockchain Lar & Policy Governance Summit, April 6, 2020.
  • Lecture, “Hot Topics in Crypto Litigation,” Stanford University The Future of Finance Course, February 24, 2020.
  • Lecture, “Stablecoins: The Promise & Perils,” The Hoover Institution Economic Policy Working Group, June 11, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Economic Insights into Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain,” Women in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Panel, March 7, 2019.
  • Emily Kapur and John B. Taylor, “A New Tool for Avoiding Big-Bank Failures: ‘Chapter 14’,” The Wall Street Journal. 11 March 2016, A15.
  • “The Next Lehman Bankruptcy,” in Making Failure Feasible: How Bankruptcy Reform Can End “Too Big to Fail”, edited by Kenneth E. Scott, Thomas H. Jackson, and John B. Taylor, 175-241. Hoover Institution Press: 2015.