Whether advocating for clients during litigation or providing counsel on high-stakes workplace issues, Emilie Hammerstein demonstrates creativity and resolve as a legal problem solver.
She represents domestic and global employers of all sizes before administrative agencies and in federal and state courts and arbitration. In addition, she has advised on a variety of employment concerns, with particular emphasis on leaves of absence and disability accommodations, as well as reductions in force.
Some of Emilie’s representative achievements on behalf of her clients include the following:
- Secured favorable arbitration decision on behalf of national restaurant chain that faced accusations of sex discrimination, failure to promote, retaliation, hostile work environment and wage and hour violations
- Won federal district court ruling on behalf of nationwide staffing and recruiting company in complaint involving defamation and multiple violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Also, the court ruled in favor of our client’s counterclaims
- Obtained summary judgment that defeated national origin, race discrimination, failure to promote and termination claims against nationwide staffing company
- Guided global manufacturers through a wide-ranging reduction in force at several of their locations. Also, assisted nationwide apparel retailers in numerous workforce reductions, including preparation for bankruptcy
Before joining Littler, Emilie was an associate in the labor and employment practice of a large regional, multipractice law firm. During law school, she was a topics editor on the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Prior to attending law school, she taught English in Shanghai, China, and worked in broadcast marketing at CBS News in New York.