Emilie R. Hammerstein represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation charges and suits
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Unfair labor practice charges
  • Covenants not to compete

Emilie has represented employers in federal and state court, federal and state administrative agencies, arbitration and mediation. She also counsels employers of all sizes on a variety of employment issues, such as:

  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Leaves of absence and accommodation
  • Hiring and severance
  • Developing and drafting employment and severance agreements, employee handbooks and personnel policies

Before joining Littler, Emilie was an associate in the labor and employment practice of a large regional law firm. Prior to attending law school, she taught English in China and worked in broadcast marketing at CBS News in New York. During law school, she was a topics editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Rodef Shalom Congregation

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Leave Issues for 2015 and Beyond: Avoiding 15 Common FMLA Pitfalls and Preparing for Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Pittsburgh, PA

September 22, 2015


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2002


  • French

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania