Emmett B. Lewis, III
Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
Global Regions

Emmett B. Lewis, III

Emmett Lewis is a former Chair of the Litigation department and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  His practice has been almost exclusively devoted to litigation in federal courts and before administrative agencies.  He has litigated a number of complex, fact-intensive matters, including several of the largest federal tax controversies ever tried and the second largest enforcement action ever brought by the U.S. Department of Energy.  He has also litigated government contract, False Claims Act and qui tam, and ERISA and fiduciary misconduct matters in federal courts.

Mr. Lewis has tried more than 50 cases in various federal courts, including United States District Courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Tax Court, and has argued 30 cases on appeal in nine different United States Courts of Appeal and before the United States Supreme Court.

Government Experience
  • Assistant Director, Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974 - 1978
  • Assistant Chief, Admiralty and Shipping Section, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1971 - 1974
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
Professional and Community Involvement
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Ohio
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Foreign Languages
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1967
  • B.A., Duke University, 1964