Emma Johnston
Attorney Investigator

Emma is a licensed attorney who prides herself on her clear and concise writing, sharp analytical skills, and genuine passion for employment law and human resources. Prior to joining ILG, she practiced complex civil litigation at a Denver-based litigation boutique and served as a law clerk for a justice at the Colorado Supreme Court. In those positions, Emma honed her ability to research, investigate, and analyze sets of facts and distill those facts down to their most salient factual and legal issues.

Emma’s focus as an investigator is on workplace investigations, which run the gamut in subject matter.  Whether it be claims of harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, or anything else that arises, she has both the substantive knowledge and practical skill to conduct workplace investigations in a simultaneously efficient and thorough manner.  Her background in commercial litigation renders her particularly adept at investigating complex, high-stakes cases where no detail can be overlooked, but she is just as comfortable investigating smaller scale cases and realizes that the approach and attention to detail for all cases, no matter the size, is equally important.  Emma also spent ten-weeks working fulltime for an ILG client in its in-house investigations team, which gives her unique insight into how human resources and employee relations matters work internally and makes her an ideal external partner.

Emma is a born-and-raised Coloradan.  She briefly left her home state to receive her Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles, but she didn’t stay away for long and quickly returned to attend the University of Colorado Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate and graduated in the top ten percent of her class. In law school, Emma served as an associate editor on the University of Colorado Law Review, an intern to several judges, and a research assistant to a criminal law professor.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys international travel, cooking elaborate dinners for her friends and family, and playing board games.

Emma Johnston