Emily A. McClory


E-mail | P:   (206) 398-1500 | F: (206) 398-1501 | Download bio

Emily A. McClory


E-mail | P:   (206) 398-1500 | F: (206) 398-1501 | Download bio

Areas of Practice

401(k), 457(b), and multiemployer retirement plans
Health plans and excepted benefits
Section 125 cafeteria plans

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2016


Seattle University School of Law
Seattle, Washington
J.D. cum laude – 2012

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
B.M. cum laude – 2007


Emily works with corporate, governmental, and multi-employer health and retirement plans on a variety of employee benefit issues.  Her experience includes assisting with the design, modification, and administration of benefits such as drafting plan documents and policies, advising on benefit structures and fiduciary issues, and negotiating benefit provider contracts.

Emily’s work also focuses on:

  • Benefit plan compliance with DOL cybersecurity guidance, including negotiating cybersecurity terms in vendor contracts and advising on vendor risk assessments and plan policies
  • Implementation of the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage rules, including plan disclosure and reporting obligations
  • IRS Determination Letter applications and corrections under EPCRS
  • Administration of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Health and dependent care FSA administration issues

Prior to joining MMPL, Emily taught elementary school band in Tucson, Arizona before seeking out rain and law school in the Pacific Northwest.  Outside of work, she can be found teaching her dog, Ezri, pointless but adorable tricks.

  • Pro Bono Pledge Outstanding Service Award, Seattle University School of Law, 2012
  • Mary I. Yu, Judge, King County Superior Court Judicial Extern, Spring 2011

Barbara A. Madsen, Chief Justice, Washington State Supreme Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2012 – 2013

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans