Emily Mott

Senior Associate

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Emily Mott

Emily Mott provides legal counsel with respect to complex environmental and commercial litigation and environmental and workplace safety issues. She is experienced in a broad range of civil litigation matters, as well as internal investigations and company compliance matters.

She assists companies in handling major industrial accidents, root cause analyses, workplace culture, compliance assurance, crisis response, whistleblower investigations, process safety incidents, and workplace injuries and fatalities. She counsels companies with respect to government agency investigations and enforcement, both civil and criminal.

Emily also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and complex negotiations.

Related Experience

Environmental Litigation

  • Represent oil and gas industry clients in climate change litigation across the United States.
  • Represented aggregates producer in product liability and breach of warranty action, involving illegal contracts and federal environmental regulations.
  • Represented international shipping client through the bankruptcy and restructuring process, while navigating jurisdictional issues, claims for breach of contract, a workplace fatality, and environmental violations.
  • Represented oil and gas industry client in prosecuting claim for breach of a Purchase Sale Agreement relating to disputed decommissioning liabilities.
  • Defends multiple oil refineries, chemical plants, and midstream oil and gas companies in OSHA citations alleging violations of process safety management standard and other safety regulations, including related civil litigation.

Major Accident and Incident Response

  • Representation of a Fortune 50 chemical manufacturer in connection with investigations by the CSB, OSHA, the EPA and other agencies into a four-fatality accident resulting from the release of toxic chemicals, including subsequent enforcement.
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 integrated energy company following a refinery fire, including before the CSB, the EPA and state agencies.
  • Representation of energy companies in connection with environmental criminal investigations.

Internal Investigations

  • Performed internal company investigation relating to OSHA investigation of an 11(c) whistleblower complaint.
  • Performed internal company investigation and provided risk assessment and recommendations to client relating to potential white-collar crime claims, including antitrust violations.
  • Investigated client's business formation and structure as it related to potential liability for breach of fiduciary duties and usurpation of corporate opportunities.


  • Researched and provided comprehensive background to energy client regarding relevant environmental regulations, company compliance, potential liability, and recommendations.

Awards & Community

University of Houston Law Center's 2016 Recipient of the National Order of the Scribes Award, presented each year to a graduating law student who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and outstanding legal writing

Leadership Development Program, ABA's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

Thought Leadership

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