Emily M. Bell, Esq.

Senior Counsel

Emily M. Bell, Esq. is a seasoned litigator who focuses her practice in commercial litigation, internal investigations and healthcare litigation. She regularly handles complex and sensitive cases and has experience with investigators, law enforcement officials and other agencies in the identification, collection and evaluation of evidence.  

As part of her practice, she works with individuals and corporations on risk management assessments, insurance audits, contract analysis, event investigations and policy analysis. She also counsels and represents businesses and individuals facing civil and criminal investigations related to financial, professional liability, insurance and constitutional matters. She also represents doctors, hospitals and healthcare professionals in medical malpractice cases.

In addition to her experience as an attorney, Emily was previously a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and has attended births and performed prenatal and postpartum exams both in Pennsylvania and in the Philippines. 

While studying at Georgetown University Law Center, Emily was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. After receiving her J.D., she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following her clerkship, she joined Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in Washington, D.C. and was most recently an attorney at a firm in Lancaster, PA.  

Emily was appointed by Chief Judge Juan R. Sanchez to the Merit Selection Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The committee was tasked with the selection of a federal magistrate judge for the district.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2008 

Cook Honors College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A. English, 2003 



District of Columbia 


United States Supreme Court  

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 

Superior Court of the District of Columbia 


Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster Bar Association

Merit Selection Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Lancaster Law Review Committee, Former Member

Civil Rules Task Force for the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Former Member


Lancaster Farmland Trust, Board of Trustees

A Week Away Foundation, Board Secretary

Penn Manor High School, Mock Trial Coach


Counseled and defended corporations, including a medical device corporation and one of the largest technology companies in the world, in a variety of enforcement matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal securities laws and regulations, the False Claims Act (FCA), and healthcare fraud 

Designed and presented investigations before Boards of Directors and enforcement authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice 

Defended a large healthcare alliance corporation in a qui tam lawsuit and government investigation 

Defended an investment bank in a civil suit alleging that it had engaged in illegal naked short selling 

Successfully defended a Pennsylvania medical provider in connection with a qui tam suit and government investigation 

Represented various Pennsylvania medical providers in investigations led by the Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs (BPOA), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), local law enforcement, and licensing boards 

Defended in federal court a local business alleged to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 

Negotiated zero-dollar settlements for defendants in three federal civil cases 

Obtained more than $2.7 million in settlements on behalf of clients 

Assisted in the representation at the investigation / trial stage of two individuals charged with capital crimes 

Successfully defended a Pennsylvania midwife in a homicide investigation 

Successfully represented a Cameroonian woman seeking asylum (pro bono) 

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