Emily Alden is an attorney in the Transactions and Business Counseling practice group. Her areas of representation include executive compensation, employment counseling, and negotiation of publishing and other media contracts. She also regularly represents individuals—including executives, former government officials, and other public figures—in the negotiation of speakers bureau arrangements, consulting agreements, and in connection with their advisory and other professional endeavors.
Emily grew up in Maryland and Colorado. She graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Before law school, Emily was a seventh-grade teacher at a local public school, where she was named Educator of the Year. After attending Yale Law School, Emily clerked for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Judge J. Frederick Motz on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Since joining Williams & Connolly, she co-founded and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the firm's Families Committee. Emily lives in the D.C. area with her spouse and two children.