Emily C. Hammond

Emily C. Hammond

Senior Attorney
Des Moines P +1 (515) 697-3636 F +1 (515) 608-4578


As an associate in Dorsey’s Public Finance Practice Group, Emily assists clients in state, federal tax law, and federal securities law compliance issues.

In addition, Emily assists Iowa cities and counties in structuring urban renewal and economic development initiatives.

During law school, Emily served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kurt S. Odenwald of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.  She also worked as a law clerk for Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.

Education & Admissions

St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2015), cum laude; 1843 Scholar; Managing Editor, St. Louis University Public Law Review; Mel Friedman Fellow in Real Estate Law; Academic Excellence Awards in State & Local Government, Land Use, Elder Law, and Public Law Review

Rockhurst University (B.A., Communications, 2012), summa cum laude; Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society); Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society); Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Honor Society)*; Dowling Oratory Medal (best oration in annual contest) *Inducted while a student at Luther College (2008-2010)


  • Iowa


  • Judicial Extern, Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District, Honorable Kurt S. Odenwald, 2015-2015

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate & Land Use


  • Named "Des Moines Ones to Watch" in Banking and Finance Law / Public Finance Law by Best Lawyers®, 2022-2023
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2017-2021
Emily C. Hammond