Emily Maruja Bass

Emily Bass

Title: Attorney
Company: Law Offices of Emily M. Bass
Location: New York, New York, United States

Emily Maruja Bass, Attorney, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Private Practice.

Ms. Bass has been the sole practitioner of the Law Offices of Emily M. Bass in New York since 2004, and has been practicing as a partner in the city since 1978. She entered the law because of her older brother, who would come home from law school and discuss his cases while she was in high school. Today, Ms. Bass runs a successful practice in intellectual property law, Constitutional law, civil rights, civil liberties, international commercial law, and labor law. She is also a prolific contributor to legal literature, and was the co-author of “Even the Most Conservative Supreme Court Justices Have Already Declared Mandates Constitutional” published in The New Republic in 2012.

A diplomate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Radcliffe College, now the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Ms. Bass earned a JD with high honors from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She was admitted to practice in New York, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit and the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Before starting her current business, Ms. Bass was notably a partner of Gaynor & Bass from 1997 to 2003.

Ms. Bass was the chief justice of the Mock Supreme Court in the 2011 to 2012 National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and author of such works as “Health Care Reform: Has the Supreme Court Already Embraced the Individual Mandate?” and “When a Copyright Ends: The Tasini Case Demonstrates How Infringing Works In A Digital World.” She was honored in 2017 as a Top Lawyer of AVVO as well as an AV Preeminent Attorney in the Judicial Edition of Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Bass is considering joining a foundation in the coming years, and has consistently been honored as a woman attorney by numerous organizations, including the Registry of Preeminent Women Attorneys from 2011 to 2013.

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