Emily C. Tifft


Emily Tifft represents public, private, and nonprofit clients in all stages of civil litigation. Emily studied international law at the University of Oxford and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to attending law school, she was a paralegal specialist in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she worked on policy and appellate matters. Emily is also a two-time intern at the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as a former intern at the White House.

While in law school, Emily coordinated the Michigan Law Peer Tutoring Program, served as symposium editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and represented chronically ill children in a medical-legal partnership clinic. For her devotion to pro bono efforts and service, Emily was nominated by her professors, clients, and peers to receive the Jane L. Mixer Memorial Award. This award, given to Emily upon graduation, recognizes exceptional character and devotion to social justice.


Government Experience

  • Paralegal specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division



  • J.D. cum laude University of Michigan Law School 2021
    • Symposium editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform
    • Recipient, Jane L. Mixer Memorial Award
    • Student coordinator, Michigan Law Peer Tutoring Program
    • Student attorney, Pediatric Advocacy Clinic
    • Student attorney, Workers’ Rights Clinic
    • Judicial extern, the Honorable Ryan D. Nelson, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Judicial intern, the Honorable Rudolph Contreras, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • B.A. English, Gender and Women's Studies summa cum laude Villanova University 2016
    • Study abroad, International Law, University of Oxford, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Virginia Only; Practicing Under the Supervision of Venable Partners.