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Emily McDonough Souza Murtha Cullina LLP Associate

Associate

New Haven
Email: esouza@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7711
Fax: 860-240-5811

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., magna cum laude, 2010)

Emily McDonough Souza


Emily McDonough Souza is an Associate in the Litigation Department and the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Murtha Cullina LLP.  Her experience includes representing clients in a broad range of disputes involving insurance coverage, business torts, and contractual rights, as well as representing employers in claims involving discrimination and retaliation, breach of non-compete and restrictive covenants, and wage and hour violations.  Emily has regularly appeared on behalf of clients in both state and federal court matters, including oral arguments, mediations, depositions, and pretrial conferences.

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Emily clerked for the Honorable Eliot D. Prescott of the Connecticut Appellate Court.  She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. Emily earned her B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the Honors Program.

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, Insurance Law Co-Chair
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • New Haven Inn of Court 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as "One to Watch" (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • 2021 New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Eliot D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Legal Research Office, 2014-2016
  • Legal Intern, United States Attorney's Office, 2013
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven, 2013
  • Legal Intern, State’s Attorney’s Office, Milford-Ansonia Judicial District, 2012
  • City of Milford, Board of Education
  • Beth-El Center, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Construction Coverage for Owners and Contractors, Connecticut Bar Association CLE, February 2021
  • Return to Work Challenges and Covid-Related Accommodations, Murtha Cullina Annual Labor and Employment Update, December 2020
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, November 2020
Overview

Emily McDonough Souza is an Associate in the Litigation Department and the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Murtha Cullina LLP.  Her experience includes representing clients in a broad range of disputes involving insurance coverage, business torts, and contractual rights, as well as representing employers in claims involving discrimination and retaliation, breach of non-compete and restrictive covenants, and wage and hour violations.  Emily has regularly appeared on behalf of clients in both state and federal court matters, including oral arguments, mediations, depositions, and pretrial conferences.

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Emily clerked for the Honorable Eliot D. Prescott of the Connecticut Appellate Court.  She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. Emily earned her B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the Honors Program.

Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, Insurance Law Co-Chair
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • New Haven Inn of Court 
Recognition
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as "One to Watch" (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • 2021 New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune
Prior Experience
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Eliot D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Legal Research Office, 2014-2016
  • Legal Intern, United States Attorney's Office, 2013
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven, 2013
  • Legal Intern, State’s Attorney’s Office, Milford-Ansonia Judicial District, 2012
Community Activities
  • City of Milford, Board of Education
  • Beth-El Center, Inc., Board of Directors
Speaking Engagements
  • Construction Coverage for Owners and Contractors, Connecticut Bar Association CLE, February 2021
  • Return to Work Challenges and Covid-Related Accommodations, Murtha Cullina Annual Labor and Employment Update, December 2020
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, November 2020
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., magna cum laude, 2010)
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