Emma Van Trees

Emma joins Purple as Sr. Business Development & Proposal Manager, bringing a wealth of experience from a decade in legal marketing across diverse legal landscapes, including boutique firms and AmLaw 100. Most recently, she served as Business Development Manager at a Chicago-based general practice firm. There, she spearheaded the optimization of pitch, proposal and RFP processes driving operational efficiency. A James Madison University alumna, with a double major in International Business and Spanish, she is delighted to be back on the east coast after almost a decade braving the midwestern winters.  

“Effective and open communication and sharing ideas is the linchpin for successful teamwork.”

“Stay curious, ask questions and be an active listener.” 

“My previous roles have refined my knack for staying organized and implementing smooth processes—skills I’m excited to leverage at Purple.”