Emily Erb Kelley Associate - Not admitted in DC; admitted in VA. Application for admission to the DC bar filed; working under the direct supervision of an enrolled, active member of the DC bar.

Emily uses the skills developed during her clerkship in the Eastern District of Virginia, combined with her experience on Capitol Hill, to serve clients in connection with government investigations and white collar defense.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Emily served as a law clerk to the Honorable Claude M. Hilton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. During law school, she was a legal intern to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and a student attorney for the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse.

Emily also has a practical knowledge of the congressional process. Prior to law school, Emily was a legislative aide to the former chairman of the House Rules Committee, Congressman Pete Sessions. In this position, she gained extensive insight into congressional procedures, while primarily focusing her legislative work on healthcare policy. Emily also served as a law clerk to the Senate Judiciary Committee staff of Senator John Cornyn, where she assisted in committee investigations of wide-ranging topics, from federal law enforcement priorities to competition law.

  • Not Admitted in the District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Production Editor, Journal for Civil Rights and Social Justice, 2020
  • Southern Methodist University, BA, Chemistry and Psychology, minors in Biology and Mathematics, 2013

Recipient, Criminal Law Award, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2020

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