Emma Wright

Emma Wright | Kemp Little

A technology lawyer and a legal technologist who has been lucky enough to work throughout my career with the transformers and the transformed on a range of digital journeys . A Partner at highly respected, boutique technology law firm Kemp Little, I lead the firm’s cybersecurity and digital infrastructure legal practice areas - I need to understand the application of the technology to ensure my clients receive the best legal advice appropriately adapted to their cutting edge scenarios. I also need to explain the law and technology in a way that makes it accessible to non-lawyers and non-technologists alike. As the only girl in the computing classes at school, I’m thrilled that my legal career has enabled me to combine my love of the law together with my innate interest in technology. Called to the Bar but daunted by the level of debt and lack of opportunities for the socially mobile, I started my career at a City law firm in the late 1990s with a stint seconded to the 3G spectrum licence auction team in UK Government. This was followed by 10 years at a US law firm based in both London and Washington DC, transforming the UK Government jobcentre proposition, working on telecoms transactions that created one of the largest global telecom companies and launching English Premier league football in sub-Saharan Africa. All of these projects were considered ground breaking at the time. Since having a family, my career pivoted to a UK focus working on flagship projects such as the UK Smart Metering Implementation Programme and trying to improve connectivity on all manner of transport solutions - I am now focussed on the adoption of technology for improving outcomes in both transport and health and I am leading the procurement of the digital estate for the flagship IUIH India Healthcare project which aims to bring free healthcare to Indians. I also support (particularly through my work on the London Office of Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement) the emerging cyber security industry which is not only a critical sector for growth but also to keep our critical national infrastructure secure.