Emily Kennedy


Emily Kennedy is senior counsel for litigation at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, she handles a variety of litigation matters for the Chamber.

Kennedy has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in both federal and state courts. Before joining the Chamber, Kennedy practiced law at Jones Day, where she was an associate in the Issues & Appeals practice. Kennedy’s practice focused on legal analysis, briefing, and strategy in trial and appellate litigation. She represented clients in a broad array of matters including labor and employment law, products liability, bankruptcy, breach of contract, and other complex legal issues. She has drafted several merits and cert-stage briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits.

During the 2012 Term of the Supreme Court of the United States, Kennedy served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito. She also clerked for Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Kennedy graduated summa cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where she served as Notes Editor for the Duke Law Journal. She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.