Emily P. Grim Partner

Emily Grim represents corporate and individual clients on a wide range of complex commercial litigation and insurance recovery matters, including asbestos, environmental, food contamination, and political risk coverage disputes.  She also advises clients with respect to strategies for insurance recovery in mass tort bankruptcies.

In addition, Emily has an active pro bono practice. She has secured the release of multiple U.S. citizens unjustly imprisoned in foreign countries. Her clients include Alan Gross, an American jailed in Cuba from 2009 to 2014 for his work on a U.S. Government project to increase Internet access in Cuba’s Jewish community, and Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran from 2011 to 2016 on false charges of espionage.

Prior to joining Gilbert LLP, Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Complex Litigation and Insurance Recovery:

  • Secured high-value settlements with various insurance companies on behalf of bankruptcy trusts created for the benefit of personal injury claimants.
  • Assisted multinational corporations with drafting comprehensive political risk coverage and pursuing millions of dollars in 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.

International Business Transactions (through Reneo Consulting LLC):

  • Advises and advocates on behalf of U.S. businesses pursuing trade and investment opportunities in Cuba.
  • Identifies domestic and foreign governmental compliance issues and secures necessary authorizations for Cuba-related transactions, including U.S. Department of Treasury and Commerce licenses.
  • Executed the first import of Cuban goods to the U.S. in over fifty years.


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


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • 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 – Present
  • Firm Coordinator, Legal Aid Society for the District of Columbia Generous Associates Campaign, 2013 – Present
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Rising Star (Super Lawyers), 2015-2020
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-2021