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Emil J Ali

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney

5.0   6 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    We represent intellectual property practitioners and law firms in ethics matters before OED and various state bars. We also advise law firms on best practices in lateral movement and conflicts policies.

  2. Securities and investment fraud
    We represent investment advisors, broker-dealers, and securities professionals in enforcement actions, registration, and compliance matters.

Emil provides legal representation of professionals across many regulated industries to limit, defend, and deflect liability in regulatory and professional conduct investigations, enforcement actions, arbitrations, and court cases. His diverse experience affords him the ability to provide advice and counsel to licensed professionals including investment advisors, broker-dealers, registered representatives, and attorneys. He also is a frequent lecturer in the field of legal ethics, including as an adjunct professor of law.

Licensed for 11 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/09/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/07/2022

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
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Great Experience
Emil made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. I spoke with at least 4 other attorneys and Emil instantly helped me feel at ease. Throughout our engagement he gave me good perspective and course, and ultimately resolved the issue I was facing. Would strongly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2021
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Really great experience
Emil was recommended to me by a former colleague. He is an excellent attorney and is extremely knowledgeable about his areas of practice. Emil quickly brought himself up to speed with my legal issue and greatly helped. I can recommend him because he is highly communicative, he returned emails and calls quickly. Emil clearly explained my legal options and helped me choose the best path forward. He worked tirelessly to resolve my issue and I am really grateful for his help. Based on my experience, Emil is someone I can easily recommend to others.
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Posted by Amanda | June 13, 2021
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Emil was absolutely vital!
I was connected to Emil by a colleague when I decided to depart my previous firm and start my own RIA. He was instrumental in helping me understand the terms of my employment agreement and formulating a plan for my exit. As expected, things got a bit rocky after my departure and Emil's guidance was absolutely vital. He got me through a very tumultuous and stressful time and was so helpful and supportive, not to mention incredibly responsive. His legal guidance was essential and I am grateful to have him on my team!
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Posted by Elizabeth Rizzo | June 9, 2021
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Assisted when no one else would!
A few years ago I had a disk replacement in my neck. This surgeon was widely known and had a well versed staff. Not long after the surgery I was advised the insurance claim had been denied. I tried everything to solve the problem. The 30K bill was now mine. I needed counsel. Few lawyers want to get involved in a small claim such as this, but Emil did. He took on a huge insurance company and my employer, because my company was self insured. After months of terrible, unprofessional treatment, Emil’s perseverance and skill won out. The bill was paid. Emil took the time to listen to me and understand the problem. I would refer him to anyone needing legal advise.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2020
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Ethics Counsel
I hired Emil to represent me with an ethics issue before the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline. Although I am an attorney, he walked me through the entire process from start to finish. His efforts helped my matter get resolved without formal action, and he was excellent at communication.
Posted by Zain | February 17, 2012
Case against landlord; Very reliable lawyer
Hired Emil to help in a case against my landlord who unjustly kept my security deposit. He was very helpful, available, and explained things well. I've never sued someone so was naturally anxious about the process but Emil was great about keeping informed throughout. I'd definitely use him again.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)


  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Various Chair or Vice Chair positions
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present


  • Rosner and Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 2018


  • CNA Insurance (November 2019, Issue 5)
  • Business Transactions Between Client and Lawyer
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • The USPTO's Focus on Declarations - How to Ensure your Patent and Trademark Filings Comport with the USPTO Rules,
  • Trademark Ethics
  • 2020

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Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Emil for over five years as a friend, a fellow attorney, and a client. He is one of the most diligent and knowledgeable attorneys I've had the pleasure of knowing. He proactively stays on top of professional matters, and answers questions promptly and to the best of his ability. Emil has my ardent support and endorsement."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Friend
"Emil is a great attorney and a respected authority in his practice areas. I have known Emil for many years and I can say without a doubt that he cares deeply about his cases and is one of the hardest working people I know. He is also extremely intelligent and has a very analytical but practical approach to law practice. He is also client focused and responsive, two qualities that are many times lacking in the legal profession. Emil is my go to authority on many legal questions I have or that arise in my practice, and he is often the first person I call if I have a question pertaining to ethics or professional responsibility. His advice has always been tremendously helpful and his guidance has been invaluable. He is a talented litigator whose love for the law extends to his work as a lecturer in professional ethics. He has my full endorsement."
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