Emily Drazan Chapman counsels companies with respect to the federal securities laws, corporate governance matters, and responding to activist shareholder campaigns. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Emily was an attorney-adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Corporation Finance where she reviewed transactional filings under the Securities Act of 1933 and periodic reports and proxy statements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emily also served in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance’s Office of Small Business Policy, where she provided interpretative guidance on exemptions to SEC registration and reviewed applications for bad actor waivers.
While in law school, Emily interned in the SEC’s Office of Market Intelligence, where she reviewed and made recommendations for SEC action on the tips, complaints, and referrals received by the SEC. She also interned in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance where she focused on Chinese law matters.
Before attending law school, Emily served as the Special Assistant for Fiscal Policy to the New York State Senate Majority Leader. Previously, she served as a Legislative Associate for a number of members in the New York State Assembly.
Albany Law School, 2013, J.D., cum laude
State University of New York at Albany, 2013, M.B.A.
State University of New York at New Paltz, 2009, B.S., Finance and International Business, cum laude
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021)
Board Member, Albany Law National Alumni Association