Overview

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 downsizing issues. In addition, Emily has significant experience with HR and compliance audits, 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. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

State Bar of Georgia

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Atlanta Bar Association

Member

Junior Committee

Shepherd Center Society

Recognition

Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

2011

Top 10 Oralist, Robert F. Wagner Sr.

National Labor Law and Employment Law Competition

2011

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

University of Memphis School of Law

2009

News, Analysis & Press

2012 ABA FLSA Subcommittee Annual Midwinter Report

American Bar Association

2011

Speaking Engagements

2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Education

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

Bar Admission

Georgia
Tennessee

Courts

  • 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