Emily is an accomplished trial lawyer who defends employers in complex employment litigation, including California and FLSA wage and hour class and collective actions, California representative PAGA actions, employment discrimination class actions, and complex whistleblower matters. Her clients include major retailers, financial services companies, manufacturers and transportation providers. In addition to her litigation practice, Emily regularly counsels clients on employment-related matters, including employment contracts and noncompetition agreements, and reductions-in-force, and helps employers develop forward-thinking compliance measures that reduce wage and hour disputes and other employment-related issues.
Emily serves as co-chair of the firm’s diversity & inclusion council, and is a member of the firm’s national associates committee. She also is a regular speaker on labor and employment, and class action issues and is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives blog. Emily is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the Superior, Appellate and Supreme Courts of California and Georgia.
Selected as a Rising Star for Employment Litigation (2012-2014) and among Top Women Attorneys (2013-2014), Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.