Emily Rothkin

Emily Rothkin


Emily Rothkin is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office, where she is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Group. Ms. Rothkin represents a broad spectrum of parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 matters, including commercial debtors and secured and unsecured creditors.

Ms. Rothkin's experience includes primary responsibility for research and briefing on issues arising in contested matters and adversary proceedings ranging from the inherent authority of a bankruptcy court to enforce its own orders to bases for asserting personal liability of corporate for entity debt and the propriety of third-party releases. Ms. Rothkin's experience has also spanned a number of industries, including power production, pharmaceuticals, loan servicing and higher education. In addition, Ms. Rothkin has been involved in non-bankruptcy litigation, including defending claims under the False Claims Act (FCA).

While in law school, Ms. Rothkin was the senior notes editor for Boston University Law Review. She was awarded Best Team for the Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition and selected as co-director of the program for 2022. She also interned for the Honorable Patricia A. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and externed for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Criminal Division's Appeals Unit.

Prior to law school, Ms. Rothkin worked in economic consulting, focusing on intellectual property and antitrust litigation.

Community Involvement

Ms. Rothkin has completed a 40-hour mediation training as required by Massachusetts General Laws § 23C. She volunteers with the Massachusetts courts to co-mediate small claims and summary process cases on a pro bono basis.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Wellesley College, B.A., Economics and American Studies
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
Honors & Awards
  • G. Joseph Tauro Scholar, Boston University School of Law, 2019-2020
  • Edward F. Hennessey Scholar, Boston University School of Law, 2021-2022
  • Dean's Award, Torts, Boston University School of Law, 2019
  • Dean's Award, Evidence, Boston University School of Law, 2020
  • Dean's Award, White Collar Crime, 2022