Full Name
Emily Wang Murphy
Job Title
Thompson Coburn LLP
Speaker Bio
Emily counsels company owners, executives and boards on both their short-term and long-term business goals. Her clients range from start-ups to established companies, including a large government-sponsored enterprise and many institutions of higher learning. She is fortunate to serve as a trusted advisor to both non-profit and for-profit organizations as they tackle numerous strategic transactions, business contracts and corporate governance matters. While her clients run the gamut from global manufacturers to EdTech to closely-held businesses, Emily has a special focus in federally regulated areas, including government contracts and higher education.

Emily has successfully closed a variety of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; equity and debt financings; and commercial finance transactions. She finds it particularly rewarding to support the education sector, including colleges and universities, so that they in turn can provide accessible education to countless individuals. She has served as legal counsel in numerous strategic transactions involving secondary and postsecondary institutions, including stock and asset acquisitions, institutional mergers and sole member installations.

In addition, Emily practices in the area of export finance, serving as outside counsel to the U.S. Export-Import Bank. She has closed corporate, asset-backed and small project financings, supporting American exports to and financings in Morocco, Gabon, Nigeria, Turkey and Mexico, among other countries.

Emily is a member of the Firm's Diversity Committee and the Joint Subcommittee on Professional Development. She is also co-chair of the Asian South Asian Middle Eastern Affinity Group and serves as the Partner Champion for the Firm's collaboration with Diversity Lab's OnRamp Fellowship program.
Emily Wang Murphy