Jenner & Block

Emily M. Loeb is co-chair of the firm’s Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practice and a partner in the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice.  In March 2020, The National Law Journal profiled Ms. Loeb as one of Washington, DC’s next generation of crisis management lawyers or “DC fixers,” and, in 2019, named Ms. Loeb a DC "Rising Star"—one of 40 lawyers selected who have "excelled on some of the biggest stages."  Ms. Loeb devises risk management strategies for clients and conducts internal investigations in order to anticipate and coordinate simultaneous responses to various entities, including state and federal governments and congressional and media inquiries. She has broad experience representing companies and institutions facing multifaceted government investigations and provides strategic advice for clients through each stage of an investigation and adjacent proceedings. Ms. Loeb regularly counsels clients involved in hearings and investigations before the US Congress, including preparing witnesses, defending depositions and interviews, and managing the response to information requests.

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Loeb served for more than six years in senior positions in the Executive Branch. Most recently, she served as an Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel, where she advised senior White House and Executive Branch Agency officials on high priority litigation and congressional and other investigations, managing risk on a variety of policy initiatives. Before joining the Office of the White House Counsel, Ms. Loeb served in several roles at the US Department of Justice, including Senior Counselor and Acting Chief of Staff of the Civil Rights Division. During her time in the Civil Rights Division, Ms. Loeb directed the Division's response to congressional oversight and inspector general investigations, oversaw the Division’s legislative and policy initiatives, and led the Division's hearing preparations and strategy for the successful confirmation of Thomas E. Perez as Secretary of Labor. 

Ms. Loeb’s practice at the firm includes representing companies and institutions facing challenges at the intersection of litigation, law enforcement, and government regulation, often during times of intense public scrutiny. To achieve client objectives, such as increasing regulator confidence that alleged misconduct will not recur and garnering public confidence in the outcome of an investigation, she leads internal investigations and creates comprehensive risk management strategies.  Ms. Loeb has counseled companies and institutions in multipronged proceedings and inquiries by state and federal government agencies, including federal government debarment proceedings, inspector general investigations, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations. In addition, she has extensive experience conducting sexual misconduct investigations.  

In 2012, Ms. Loeb served as a special assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where she prosecuted federal drug and wire fraud cases. From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Loeb was legislative and policy counsel in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, where she helped enact the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and student loan reform in the Healthcare and Education Reconcilation Act of 2010.

In 2019, Ms. Loeb was recognized as one of the "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40" by the National LGBT Bar Association.  Also in 2019, she was selected  by The National Law Journal as a Government Relations Trailblazer.  Ms. Loeb received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in 2014 for her work on the Department of Justice team charged with implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.  This is the Department’s highest award for employee performance.

She graduated cum laude with a law degree from New York University School of Law in 2009 and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in political science in 2004.

Ms. Loeb is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.