Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia


  • LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
    Estate Planning Certificate

    Dean's List

    Student Note Mentor, The Tax Lawyer Journal

    Georgetown Ambassador Program
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law, 2010
    Public Service Commendation

    SBA Student Involvement Award
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 2007


  • ABA Young Lawyers Division

    ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

    ABA Taxation Section

    DC Bar Association

    DC Bar Association, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section

    Virginia Bar Association

    Virginia Bar Association, Taxation Section

    Virginia Bar Association, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section

    Washington, DC Estate Planning Council
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Emily A. Plocki


Emily Plocki is a member of Venable's Tax and Wealth Planning Group in Washington, DC. Her practice focuses primarily on assisting high-net-worth individuals, multigenerational families, and owners of family corporations, both domestically and internationally, with tax planning and wealth preservation. Emily handles a variety of matters, including estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, trust and estate administration, planned charitable giving, and business succession strategies.

Emily prepares sophisticated lifetime and estate planning documents designed to help families and individuals preserve and grow the businesses and legacies they built over a lifetime, and protect assets from potential creditors and incorporate clients' philanthropic and other non-tax objectives.

Prior to joining Venable, Emily was an associate in an international law firm, where she assisted clients with implementing efficient multigenerational wealth transfer strategies, provided guidance for tax and succession planning for owners of closely held businesses, and worked closely with clients in the preparation of charitable giving programs. Emily's previous experience also includes work as a law clerk with an estate planning boutique in Washington, DC, where she assisted with tax and estate planning for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She also participated in the IRS Employee Plans Volunteer Law Student Program, where she researched 401(k) requirements.

Emily earned her LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a note-writing mentor for The Tax Lawyer Journal. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law and has a B.A. from Kenyon College.


Emily currently serves as co-chair of the Virginia Bar Association's Wills for Heroes Program. Additionally, Emily is an active member of the Kenyon College Regional Alumni Association of Washington, DC and recently concluded her term as president of the Association. In her pro bono practice, Emily represents tax-exempt charitable organizations with their entity formation and on-going compliance needs.