Emily Mikes

Emily Mikes

Emily Mikes is an Associate who focuses her practice on international business and trade, white collar criminal defense, and federal criminal investigations. Her international business and trade practices involves routinely advising clients on issues related to export controls compliance under the EAR and the ITAR, economic sanctions, FCPA/antibribery compliance, and other sensitive and complex issues, including internal and government investigations involving violations of U.S. trade laws and regulations. Emily also advises clients on matters relating to imports including due diligence and compliance with forced labor laws and Withhold Release Orders (WROs), as well as representing and advising clients with assessing and submitting prior and voluntary disclosures, responding to seizure notices, and similar enforcement actions. Her trade practice often requires her to advise clients on issue of U.S. trade public policy.

Emily also has experience advising clients on complex, high-profile, and sensitive matters. She has represented individual and corporate clients in investigations and matters involving allegations of fraud, public corruption, embezzlement, public corruption, and other complex matters. Emily’s experience also includes advising clients on matters related to internal investigations, including representing special litigation committees.

Prior to joining Flannery | Georgalis, LLC, Emily assisted various non-profit organizations with legal research related to a variety of issues including state voting laws and lobbying registration requirements. She began her legal career at one of the largest global firms in Cleveland, Ohio handling matters involving product liability consumer class actions, employment disputes, and complex contract cases. She also assisted clients in responding to federal government investigations into health care fraud and illicit kickbacks as well as FCPA violations and embezzlement.


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016, Law Review)
Miami University (B.A., 2013)


Northern District of Ohio
Court of International Trade


Presenter, “Global Business Law Review Symposium on International Human Rights and Business,” Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (March 2021)


“Potential Changes in Trade and Economic Sanctions Under the Biden Administration” (Flannery | Georgalis, LLC, January 2021)

“Smile, You’re on Camera. The Implications of Government Usage of Facial Recognition Software” (Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, June 2019)