Perspectiva General

Emily Shoda advises and represents management in a broad range of employment matters. A large part of her practice is devoted to advising employers on difficult employment issues related to reductions-in-force and other business restructuring and downsizing matters. In addition, Emily has significant experience with arbitration agreements, equal employment opportunity laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Emily also regularly defends single-plaintiff employment cases brought in federal and state courts as well as claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as many state agencies. Emily also participated in the litigation team on significant class/collective actions for healthcare clients, one involving a 1,000+ member collective action involving claims of misclassification, overtime and other wage-related issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

During law school, Emily received multiple oral advocacy awards and was a judicial extern for Hon. Tu M. Pham, Western, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Tennessee. 

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


State Bar of Georgia


Labor and Employment Section

Atlanta Bar Association


Junior Committee

Shepherd Center Society


Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy


Top 10 Oralist, Robert F. Wagner Sr.

National Labor Law and Employment Law Competition


Runner-up for Best Oralist, Intraschool Advanced Moot Court Competition

University of Memphis School of Law


Speaking Engagements

2020 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2021

Atlanta, GA

January 27, 2021

Reopening the Economy: COVID-19 Questions Answered

April 30, 2020

Q&A: Employment Issues Resulting from COVID-19

Client Webinar

April 23, 2020

Best Practices for Virtual Layoffs


April 9, 2020

Best Practices on Implementing Furloughs in 2020

Client Webinar

March 26, 2020

Employment Law Update: 2020 Employment Law Changes You Need to Plan for and Other Hot Button Topics

Atlanta, GA

November 7, 2019

2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015


  • J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2011cum laude
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 2008summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admisión de la barra



  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee