Emily P. Grim Partner

Emily Grim has deep experience representing corporate and individual clients over a wide range of complex matters. Emily is a skillful leader in the field of mass tort bankruptcy insurance recovery and trust administration.  She also has significant experience leading a variety of litigation and insurance recovery verticals, including political risk, asbestos, environmental, and food contamination.

Emily has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets, counseled clients in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies of the last decade, and provided key strategic advice in numerous other high-profile matters.  She assists her clients by solving difficult problems with creativity and big-picture strategic thinking, employing cutting-edge technologies, and structuring case teams and workflows to obtain favorable and efficient outcomes for her clients.

Emily also has an active pro bono practice where she has, among other significant victories, secured the release of multiple high-profile U.S. citizens unjustly imprisoned in foreign countries.

Emily serves as Gilbert’s Managing Partner for Hiring and Staffing.


  • Counsels numerous creditor committees and future claimants representatives in mass-tort bankruptcy cases with respect to preserving and maximizing insurance recoveries, including in the bankruptcy proceedings of Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt plc, Boy Scouts of America, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Kidde-Fenwal, Inc., and TK Holdings, Inc.
  • Secured high-value settlements with numerous insurance companies on behalf of bankruptcy trusts created for the benefit of personal injury claimants.
  • Assisted multinational corporations and non-profits with drafting comprehensive political risk coverage and pursuing significant recoveries under existing policies.
  • Represented a class of policyholders against a major life insurance company accused of violating its contracts.
  • Advised private equity firm regarding coverage litigation and settlement strategy in anticipation of leveraged buyout of industrial equipment maker.
  • Secured coverage for claims arising from allegedly tainted peanut butter on behalf of a Fortune 500 food company.


  • 2009 – J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • 2005 – B.A., Hamilton College
    • cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Associate Trustee, 2013 – 2019; Board of Directors 2019 – present.
  • Firm Coordinator, Legal Aid Society for the District of Columbia Generous Associates Campaign, 2013 – 2020.
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Rising Star (Super Lawyers), 2015-present.
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-2023