Emily Jeffcott is a partner of The Lambert Firm, PLC, residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her practice areas extend to pharmaceutical mass tort and False Claims Act litigation. Currently, Ms. Jeffcott currently serves as trial counsel in the Xarelto MDL bellwether trials, examining primarily science and regulatory experts. In addition, Ms. Jeffcott is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Taxotere MDL, serving as co-chair for the law & briefing committee. Ms. Jeffcott likewise served on the law & briefing committee for the Zofran MDL litigation.
Ms. Jeffcott has also represented whistleblowers across the country, recently settling a large qui tam case against Bechtel and AECOM for false claims related to the Hanford Nuclear Waste Treatment Plant in Washington. In addition to working on qui tam cases involving DOE and DOD government contractors, Ms. Jeffcott has also litigated cases involving Medicare fraud.
Prior to joining The Lambert Firm in 2013, Ms. Jeffcott worked on the FEMA Trailer Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1873 as an associate at Watts Guerra LLP. She served on multiple committees in this litigation, including the law & briefing and expert committees in addition to multiple bellwether trial teams. She also worked on the discovery committee in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, MDL No. 2179.
A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, Ms. Jeffcott received numerous accolades for her oral advocacy skills and brief writing, including being named the top advocate of her law school class and ABA’s third best advocate in the United States. An avid reader and writer, Ms. Jeffcott publishes regularly in legal journals and magazines distributed worldwide.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Jeffcott is very involved with Special Olympics Louisiana, serving on their Board of Directors. She is also on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice.
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
Committee Member, Louisiana Judicial Compensation Committee
Executive Committee Member, 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 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 – 2017
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2014 – 2017
Top New Orleans Lawyer, 2013 – 2016
Louisiana Association for Justice Community Service Award, 2015
Nominated Writer, 2008, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 Lawyers under 40, 2017
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
No Refuge Under Louisiana Law for Consumers Injured by Inadequate Warnings on Generic Pharmaceuticals, Louisiana Advocates, December 2016.
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).