Emily Kowey Roth


  • Emily Kowey Roth
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1881
    Fax: +1 215 827 5479

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Emily Kowey Roth is a trial attorney who represents clients nationally in complex commercial disputes in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, consumer class actions, and business torts, with an emphasis on non-compete and trade secret litigation.

Ms. Roth also counsels clients on an array of pre-litigation and regulatory compliance matters, and has experience litigating insurance coverage and bad faith actions, construction disputes, and high-value personal injury cases.  Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Roth was an associate at an AmLaw100 firm.  Ms. Roth also interned with a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.

Ms. Roth is a 2015 cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was executive editor of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, and is a graduate, with distinction, of Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College.

Representative Matters

    Non-Compete and Trade Secret Matters

  • Represent leading food services provider in connection with federal trade secret and non-compete litigation.
  • Represented client in emergency injunction proceedings involving non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
  • Advise client in healthcare services industry on pre-litigation matters involving trade secret and non-compete issues.
  • Represented retail-design client in trade secret litigation; obtained ruling granting client all attorneys’ fees for claims brought under the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
  • Class Actions and Regulatory Compliance Matters

  • Represented juice company in purported class action alleging violations of various California consumer protection laws; obtained dismissal with prejudice.
  • Advise a leading manufacturer on federal regulatory compliance issues related to beverage labeling.
  • Advised client in insurance industry on compliance issues affecting thousands of policies relating to statutory requirements for mandatory coverage.
  • Commercial Litigation

  • Represent product supplier in federal litigation involving breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Represent client in matter involving breach of real estate lease; obtained injunctive relief on client’s behalf.
  • Represented insurer in a variety of declaratory judgment actions across the country involving bad faith/duty to defend claims in state and federal courts across the country; obtained dismissals with prejudice on behalf of client.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    - Executive Editor, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review
    - Certificate in Trial Advocacy
    - Fellow, Rubin Public Interest Honor Society
    - Teacher’s Assistant, Legal Research & Writing Program
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with distinction, 2012
    -Phi Beta Kappa


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2019-present

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
    - Associate, 2015-2019

Board Memberships

  • Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Scholar Alumni Society
    - Board of Directors, 2018 – 2024
    - Executive Committee, Alumni and Student Engagement Chair, 2019 – 2021

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Volunteering Untapped Philadelphia

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Presenter, "Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Clauses in Consumer Contracts," Trial Practice Group CLE Program, September 20, 2019
  • CLE Presenter, Evolving Ethical Considerations in E-Discovery, April 2019

  • Panelist, Schreyer Honors College CONNECT Seminar, March 2019