Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Emily Chase-Sosnoff is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Her practice includes a variety of education, employment, healthcare, and torts/personal injury litigation. She has experience representing public and private employers, long term care providers, governmental entities, and private companies in a variety of claims including employment matters, professional/product liability, wrongful death, and other tort claims. Emily was selected as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers® in 2017.

Emily received her undergraduate degree in Political Science with Honors from The University of Chicago and studied Mandarin at Peking University in Beijing, China through the Columbia University Summer Language Program. She received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she attended as an Honors Scholar and served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. She was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and achieved recognition and awards in advocacy competitions. She also received the CALI Award for highest grade in Torts, Legal Writing I and II, Pretrial Litigation, Constitutional Law & Religion, Law & Psychology, and School Law.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude; Honors Scholar; Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review; CALI Award; Moot Court Honor Society, Exec. Board Member; Best Advocate and Regional Finalist, Nov. 2012, National Appellate Advocacy Competition and National Quarterfinalist, Jan. 2013, National Moot Court Competition.

The University of Chicago, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, 2010, Honors Thesis, What Happened to Chinese Democracy? An Analysis of Political Participation Between 1989 and Today

Columbia University, Summer Language Program at Peking University, Beijing, China, 2007

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Mentor for YLD/UNMSOL Law Student Mentoring Program


  • Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide, NBI, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, May 2016
  • Electronic Communications in the Workplace, The Non-Profit HR Group, Albuquerque, NM, December 2015
  • Domestic Violence and Electronic Communications: What Employers Need to Know, The Non-Profit HR Group, Albuquerque, NM, December, 2015


  • “The Nursing Standard of Care in Illinois: Rethinking the Wingo Exception in the Wake of Sullivan v. Edward Hospital,Chicago-Kent Law Review, Student Note, Fall 2012
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, selected as a Southwest Rising Star, 2017
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