Emily Riggs

Class of 2012

Hometown: Lexington, KY
Employer: Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

About Emily

Emily graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English language & literature and psychology.  Before entering law school, she taught second grade on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico.  At William & Mary, Emily was the Lead Articles Editor of the William & Mary Law Review and a member of both the Moot Court and National Trial Teams.  She was an intern with the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia during summer 2010 and a judicial extern in spring 2011 with the Honorable F. Bradford Stillman, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.  She spent summer 2011 as a summer associate in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and joined the firm as an associate in October 2012. She now works for Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan in New York.

Her Own Words

"There are so many things about William & Mary that I love. I am proud of the strong national reputation and affordable legal education that our school provides. I enjoy everything - from history to great restaurants to running trails - that Williamsburg has to offer. Most of all, I love that I met the challenges of law school among some of the most brilliant, kind, and ambitious people I've ever met."


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