Mark Thomas Emery


Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Mark Thomas Emery

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 662 0210

F:+1 202 662 4643

Partner Mark Emery practices in the appellate practice group. Mark has briefed cases to the US Supreme Court, and has briefed and argued cases in numerous other federal and state appellate courts. He also has experience in a variety of trial litigation matters and federal administrative agency matters.

Mark spent his first three years in the San Antonio office. Prior to practicing law, Mark was an instructor and teaching fellow in political philosophy and constitutional law at Yale University and The University of Texas.

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  • Education

    2005 - J.D., Notre Dame Law School
    2000 - Ph.D., Yale University (Political Philosophy) 
    1992 - B.A., Michigan State University (James Madison College)

    In college, Mark was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He wrote a doctoral dissertation on the political thought of French philosopher and religious writer Simone Weil.

    Mark was licensed to practice in Texas in 2005 and the District of Columbia in 2009. He is also admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, the D.C. Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

  • Professional activities
    • Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, Washington, D.C. - Member and Former Secretary
    • San Antonio Bar Association - Appellate Practice Section, Former Chair
    • Bexar County Appellate Public Defender and Criminal Justice Act program, briefed several criminal appeals on a pro bono basis
  • Professional honors
    • Washington DC Rising Star, Appellate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2014
    • Texas Rising Star, Appellate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008 - 2009
  • Publications
    • Co-author, "Fulbright Team Files Amici Curiae Briefs on Behalf of Over 60 Public Interest Organizations in DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases," Fulbright Briefing, March 6, 2013
    • Co-Author with Richard C. Smith, Kim Walker and Tracy Stewart DeMarco, "Honest Services after Skilling v. U.S.: Less Is Still More," 42 Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia 3, May 15, 2011
    • Co-Author with W. Wendell Hall, O. Rey Rodriguez and Rosemarie Kanusky, "Hall's Standards of Review in Texas," 42 St. Mary's L. J. 1 (2010)
    • Co-Author with O. Rey Rodriguez and Grace L. Hill, "Fifth Circuit Civil Appellate Advocate," 21 The Appellate Advocate 333 (2009)
    • Co-Author with W. Wendell Hall, "The Texas Hold-Out: Trends in the Review of Civil and Criminal Jury Verdicts," 49 S. Tex L. Rev. 539 (2008)
    • Co-Author with O. Rey Rodriguez, "Fifth Circuit Civil Appellate Update," 20 The Appellate Advocate 311 (2008)
  • Civic involvement

    Contributing Member, Circle of the National Gallery of Art

  • Licenses
    • Washington D.C. Bar License
    • Texas State Bar License
  • Interests

    Languages, travel, and youth soccer.