Emily Reeder-Ricchetti focuses her practice on white collar defense and investigations. She has counseled clients through matters with complex legal and reputational risks, including civil, criminal, and congressional investigations. Ms. Reeder-Ricchetti also has extensive experience with litigation brought under the False Claims Act, and she serves as a co-managing editor for Arnold & Porter's Qui Notes blog.

Ms. Reeder-Ricchetti devotes a significant part of her practice to pro bono matters, particularly immigration-related impact litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Reeder clerked for the Honorable Paula Xinis of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Reeder-Ricchetti graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as Notes Development Editor for the Virginia Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Reeder-Ricchetti was a law clerk to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. She also worked at the Federal Election Commission and externed for the Honorable Beryl Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.


  • National diagnostic testing company in a multi-year investigation of the company's referral arrangements with physicians by the US Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Health & Human Services, and state office of the attorney general.
  • Major defense procurement companies in ongoing civil False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam suits brought on behalf of the federal government and alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
  • C-suite executives and medical professionals in False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute investigations by the Department of Justice.
  • Individual in criminal investigation regarding alleged violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA).
  • Advised Federated States of Micronesia on its relationship with the United States and other matters.

Pro Bono

  • Immigrant families in Federal Tort Claims Act administrative claims and litigation stemming from their separation by the federal government at the southern border.
  • Asylum seekers and legal organizations in statutory and constitutional challenges to the federal government's "Remain in Mexico" policy.


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  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2017
  • BA, Government, The College of William & Mary, 2014
  • District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court, District of Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Maryland, The Honorable Paula Xinis

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