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Emily C. Walpole


New York

Team member

Professional Experience

Emily handles a wide range of issues, with extensive past experience in New York labor and employment law issues, including harassment and discrimination cases, whistleblower claims, and on-site injuries. Her past work includes fact analysis and investigations, drafting pleadings and motions, legal research into unique corner cases of New York law, and assistance with expert examinations at trial.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Emily worked in professional theatre. She worked as a director, stage manager, and scenic carpenter in addition to taking acting roles where her schedule allowed. She brings this communication and project management experience to her work in the law.

Emily received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, Emily became active with the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, where she now serves as a member of the membership committee, New Lawyer’s Division. Prior to joining Wade Clark Mulcahy, she worked as a labor and employment attorney at a global corporate firm in New York, NY.

Honors and Distinctions

  • 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40, National LGBTQ+ Bar, 2023

  • Eagle Scout

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Emily is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and sits on the Membership Committee, New Lawyer’s Division. She regularly speaks at the Bar’s Lavender Law conference on issues surrounding new lawyers and on employment law issues.


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  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2020

  • B.A. in Theatre, University of South Carolina, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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