Overview

Emily represents employers in a variety of matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with a focus on cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. She regularly appears before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and other state discrimination agencies to defend employers against claims of race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, and pregnancy discrimination.  Emily focuses on resolving these employment disputes not only through litigation, but also through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution.  In addition to litigation, Emily frequently counsels and advises employers on a full range of employment issues, including employee discipline, hiring and firing decisions, disability accommodation obligations, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, and other federal and state employment laws. Emily has represented clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on hospitals/health care clients and retail/grocery businesses. She has broad experience drafting and revising employee handbooks and a variety of employment policies. Emily maintains an active pro bono practice representing domestic violence victims and educational institutions.

Prior to joining Constangy, Emily worked in the business litigation and plaintiff-side employment groups of a mid-sized Boston law firm. While in law school, Emily was an Articles Editor for the Boston College Law Review, interned for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), and worked in-house for a national insurance company.  Emily graduated from Harvard University and Boston College Law School.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers® (2016-2017)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Discovering Justice, Volunteer Teacher (2014-2015)
  • Women’s Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women, Pro Bono Attorney 

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Staffing 101: Employment Law,” presented for Massachusetts Staffing Association: Staffing 101 Seminar, March 2017
  • “Legal Marijuana Poses New Problems for Employers,” co-presented at New England Livery Association’s Quarterly Meeting, February 2017
  • “Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law,” presented at Massachusetts Lodging Association Speaker Series April 2016
  • “Top Issues in Employment Law for 2015,” co-presented at Legal Update Workshop Sponsored by Dresser & Associates, Inc., December 2015
  • “Background Checks, E-Verify / I-9,” co-presented at Massachusetts Staffing Association Annual Meeting/Law Day, September 2015
  • “Custodial Strip Searches of Juveniles: How Safford Informs a New Two-Tiered Standard of Review,” 52 B.C. L. Rev. 339, 2011
  • "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
  • Winston Churchill

Education

Boston College Law School

  • J.D., 2011
  • Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review

Harvard University

  • B.A. Psychology, cum laude, 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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