Overview

Emily Bodtke defends food and agribusiness industry clients and medical device manufacturers as a member of the firm’s nationally ranked product liability practice. She represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including consumer fraud and other class actions, personal injury, and contract disputes.

Past Experience

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Emily served as a law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, researching legal issues and drafting bench memoranda and opinions. She also worked as a summer associate at FaegreBD and a legal intern at Dow Corning Corporation.

Personal Interests

Emily grew up on a family blueberry farm in southwest Michigan. In her free time, she reads fiction and history, and runs.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Hon. Richard Suhrheinrich, 2015-2016

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Minnesota Law Review (article submissions editor) (2015)

Hillsdale College
B.A. in English, summa cum laude, Valedictorian (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • California Expands Slack Fill Safe Harbors
    The Recorder, co-author, November 2018
  • Class Action Updates: Bristol-Myers, Sandwich Size and Other Class Action Updates
    Minnesota CLE, March 2018 
  • Oral Argument: Striking a Balance Between Judicial Assistance and Appellate Advocacy
    ABA Mass Torts Newsletter, March 2017
  • When Volunteers Become Employees: Using a Threshold-Renumeration Test Informed by the Fair Labor Standards Act
    99 Minn. L. Rev. 1113, 2015

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Part of team representing asylum seeker before Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Clinic
  • VLN Housing Court Project

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Prepare + Prosper — Volunteer Tax Preparer, 2015

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
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