Emily C. Cole

Senior Associate
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  • B.A., Columbia College, 2010
  • J.D., Columbia University, 2014

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School
  • Contributor, Human Rights Law Review, Columbia Law School
  • Treasurer, Columbia Law Women’s Association

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York

Emily Cole is a senior associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily worked as Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Counsel for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign from the preliminary stages of the primaries through Election Day. At Hillary for America, Emily advised campaign staff and leadership on a broad range of compliance matters including Federal Election Commission campaign finance rules, coordination with government entities and outside groups, and intellectual property issues related to the campaign’s digital content. She also managed the campaign’s in-house legal compliance team, developed a compliance process for the campaign’s novel voter outreach SMS program, and contributed to a small team that performed legal research and strategic planning in preparation for post-election legal activities, including canvasses and recounts.

“Advocacy is at the heart of the legal profession, and lawyers have a responsibility to work to improve the system and to advocate for others. Having the ability to use the law as a tool to shape the world we live in is incredibly exciting.”

Emily has also worked as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP, and as counsel at It Starts Today, a Political Action Committee that uses grassroots campaign donations to support a 50-state strategy to help Democrats win congressional seats in 2018.

Emily holds a JD from Columbia Law School, where she graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and won the Best in Class award for her final exam in Criminal Law. While at Columbia, Emily also contributed to the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and served as treasurer for the Columbia Law Women’s Association.