Emily is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Higher Education practice groups. She practices out of the firm’s Richmond office.

Emily’s practice includes advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment law, representing employers before agencies, and developing customized employment contracts, workplace policies, and employee handbooks.

Emily is a valued member of the firm’s higher education practice. She has experience in litigation involving higher educational institutions, advising on higher education compliance measures, and guiding institutions through agency investigations. She partners with other members of the team to represent clients in court and in federal and state administrative proceedings.

Prior to law school, Emily earned an M.A. in Strategic Communications from Liberty University. Before becoming an attorney, she used her education in organizational communication and communication theory in the commercial insurance sales industry. She is experienced in public speaking and managing client relationships.

Emily earned her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. While in law school, she interned for the Hon. John T. Cook in the 24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia and for Lincoln Financial Group’s in-house counsel. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. Robert J. Humphreys on the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

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Speaking Engagements

  • Charlottesville SHRM | Legal Update & Hot Topics
    February 13, 2024
  • Richmond Compensation Association Breakfast Meeting | Pay Equity Refresh: Balancing the Scales
    December 13, 2023
  • Virginia Compensation Board | Lawful Employment Practices: New Officer Training
    December 13, 2023
  • VADA Annual Meeting | VADA – 2023 Annual Meeting – The Dos and Don’ts from the Perspective of Law Clerks
    October 26, 2023
  • Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black | Back on Track: 42nd Annual Labor & Employment Seminars
    October 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 2023
  • Virginia Compensation Board | Lawful Employment Training
    May 10, 2023
  • Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police | FLSA, FMLA, & ADA Training
    May 5, 2023
  • Richmond SHRM | You’re Keeping Your Lawyer Up at Night: Common Mistakes that Lead to Lawsuits
    March 16, 2023

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