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Emma Olson Sharkey

Associate Practice Areas: Political Law Phone: 1-202-968-4554 Email:

Emma Olson Sharkey is a Political Law associate. She provides counsel to clients participating in a range of political efforts.  

Emma’s work includes advising clients engaged in ballot initiatives, counseling federal and state political committees, and guiding clients involved in voter registration, get-out-the-vote, and voter protection efforts. Emma also advises tax-exempt organizations, including 501(c)(4) organizations, 501(c)(3) organizations, and 527 political organizations. 

Prior to Elias Law Group, Emma led the 2016 Wisconsin voter protection program for Hillary for America and the Wisconsin Democratic Coordinated Campaign, advocating for fair voting practices and responding to voting rights litigation. Emma also worked at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Prior to law school, Emma worked for the Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign and the Minnesota DFL House Caucus. 

She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University School of Law.