Emily C. Brown

Associate | McLean, VA

(703) 749-1000

Emily Brown is an associate at Watt Tieder’s McLean office, and concentrates her practice on construction and government contracts litigation. Emily specifically focuses on bid protests, construction delay and scheduling issues, and has represented owners, general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation and arbitration. Emily joined the firm with an array of general commercial litigation experience and success advocating for client rights through dispute resolution and litigation. 

Prior to joining Watt Tieder, Emily clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Bruce D. White of Fairfax County Circuit Court, Virginia’s busiest trial court. Emily’s clerkship provided her with a practical understanding of litigation and extensive knowledge of the litigation process in Virginia state courts.

Emily graduated cum laude from George Mason University School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Emily was a finalist in the 2015 William B. Bryant and Luke Charles Moot Court Competition, as well as a travel team member in the 2016 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. Prior to attending law school, Emily worked as a government contractor at the General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, DC.

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Government Contracts


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
    • Trial Advocacy Association, Executive Vice President
    • Civil Rights Law Journal, Articles Editor
    • Moot Court Board, Member
  • Virginia Tech, B.A. Communication, magna cum laude, 2010


  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Bruce D. White, Virginia 19th Judicial Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia