Since 2009, Emily C. Jeffcott has represented plaintiffs in actions brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, in addition to mass tort actions.
Having represented whistleblowers across the country, Emily understands the complexities attending the False Claims Act. Emily has worked on qui tam cases against government contractors for the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD). Likewise, Emily has also worked on cases involving Medicare fraud.
Emily also represents patients injured by Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug prescribed to hundreds of thousands of cancer patients that caused many to suffer permanent hair loss.
Emily likewise represents patients injured by the prescription drug Xarelto, and is involved in the Xarelto MDL No. 2592 litigation, serving on multiple committees. In this capacity, Emily is working up one of four bellwether plaintiffs selected for trial in early 2017. More recently, Emily was asked to serve on the law & briefing committee for the Zofran MDL No. 2657 litigation.
Prior to joining The Lambert Firm in 2013, Emily worked on the FEMA Trailer Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1873 as an associate at Watts Guerra LLP. Emily served on multiple committees in this litigation, including the law & briefing and expert committees in addition to multiple bellwether trial teams. Emily also worked on the discovery committee in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, MDL No. 2179, drafting initial discovery requests propounded to Halliburton, a key defendant in the case.
In addition to practicing law, Emily is very involved with Special Olympics Louisiana, serving on their Board of Directors. Emily is also chair of the New Lawyer Division for the Louisiana Association for Justice. In her spare time, Emily enjoys publishing regularly in state and national legal magazines and journals.
These experiences, combined with Emily’s drive and uncompromising work ethic, makes her a valuable asset to The Lambert Firm and to the legal community.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas Juris Doctorate, 2009
Legal Societies: Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Order of the Barristers
Law Review: Executive Articles Editor, The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues
Key Honors: Patricia L. Scott Award (top graduating advocate); St. Mary’s Moot Court Advocate Award (top graduating moot court advocate); American Bar Association’s Third Best Advocate in the United States (2009); American Bar Association’s Regional Champion and Best Advocate (2009)
State of Louisiana
State of Texas
State of New York
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Executive Committee, Louisiana Association for Justice
Chair, New Lawyers Division, Louisiana Association for Justice
Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, Special Olympics Louisiana
Chair, Development Committee, Special Olympics Louisiana
Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
HONORS & AWARDS
Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 – 2015
National Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2014 – 2017
Top New Orleans Lawyer, 2013 – 2015
Louisiana Association for Justice Community Service Award, 2015
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
Nominated Writer, 2008, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
A Heightened Pleading Standard, Trial, August 2016, at 48.
Client Evaluation Basics, Louisiana Advocates, August 2016, at 9.
Deconstructing the False Claims Act, Louisiana Advocates, December 2015.
Fiduciary Duty and its Application to Louisiana LLCs, Louisiana Advocates, August 2015.
CLE Presentation, Basics of Client Evaluation, Louisiana Association for Justice Women’s Caucus CLE, May 2015.
Ten Habits of Highly Effective Young Lawyers, Louisiana Advocates, March 2015.
Does He Who Owns the “Minerals” Own The Shale Gas? A Guide To Shale Mineral Classification, 8 Tex. J. Oil, Gas, & Energy L. 27 (Winter 2012-2013), selected for National Reprint in 50 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. J. 179 (2013)
Presentation Paper, The Duties Owed by the Executive Mineral Interest: Crafting A New Fiduciary Standard in Texas, Texas Bar CLE, Austin, TX, Spring 2012.
Texas Minerals: What’s Required of the Executive Interest, American Association Justice Women’s Caucus Newsletter, Winter 2013.
What’s Required to Remedy Juror Discrimination? A Brief Discussion on Batson and its Available Remedies, 13 Scholar 615 (Spring 2011)
A Primer on Batson Including Discussion of Johnson v. California, Miller-El v. Dretke, Rice v. Collins & Snyder v. Louisiana, 42 St. Mary’s L. J. 337 (Spring 2011)
Presentation Paper, The Deepwater Horizon Disaster – An Overview of MDL Centralization and the Potential Recovery for Economic Loss, ABA Young Lawyers Conf., Santa Fe, NM, Fall 2010.
The Mortgage Reform and Anti Predatory Act of 2007: Paving a Secure Path for Minorities in the Midst of the Sub Prime Debacle, 10 Scholar 449 (Spring 2008).