Emily Whelan Parento, JD, LLM is a Fellow at the O’Neill Institute. She holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Emily held an appointment as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, teaching courses in health law, administrative law, and a food and drug law seminar. Earlier in her career, Emily served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable John G. Heyburn II, current chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, in the United States District Court in Louisville, Kentucky (her hometown). She also practiced as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Menlo Park, California. Emily is admitted to the bars of New York, California, and Kentucky.
Emily’s primary research interests include the ways in which international law and global governance impact global health disparities, and the intersection of health and agricultural law in regard to global health. She is currently working with Faculty members on scholarship projects in these areas.