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Ms. Adams

Emily Adams

Associate, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial

Emily Adams is an associate with the law firm of Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, LLC. She focuses her practice principally on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on products liability, healthcare litigation and matters involving regulatory compliance. Ms. Adams' corporate defense experience ranges from single plaintiff matters to large scale multi-district litigations.

In addition to her corporate defense practice, Ms. Adams provides pro bono legal services through multiple non-profit organizations serving individuals in need throughout the greater Atlanta area. Examples include the Truancy Intervention Project, GA (TIP), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF).  She also serves as an alumni coach for the Emory Law Mock Trial Society. Additional areas of practice include class actions, mass torts, medical device/pharmaceutical, and medical malpractice.

As a national trial firm, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial has taken to trial or arbitrated more than 450 cases throughout the U.S. and handled cases in all 50 states and 22 countries. Clients range from Fortune 500 to mid-size and local companies. The firm manages large scale litigation from inception to conclusion, including complex commercial disputes, mass tort litigation and high-stakes liability matters.

WWHGD is also a winner of ALM's Daily Report "Product Liability Department of the Year" award in 2019 and ALM's Daily Business Review "Product Liability Department of the Year" award in 2018 for its outstanding representation of clients and the results achieved on their behalf. WWHGD and its lawyers are consistently ranked in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other prestigious ranking directories.

Please visit http://www.wwhgd.com/ for more information.

Ms. Adams can be contacted at +1 404-591-9606 or eadams@wwhgd.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.