Emily A. McNee is a strategic advisor and litigator who routinely works with employers on a broad range of employment law issues arising under federal, state, and local law. She has specific experience with matters involving:

  • Medical leaves and disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and similar state leave laws
  • Allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Claims of defamation and tortious interference
  • Employment policies and handbooks

Emily has experience handling all stages of pretrial litigation, including discovery management, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, and mediation and settlement negotiations.

Emily has also conducted training programs and seminars on topics such as preventing harassment in the workplace, and compliance with the ADA and the FMLA.

Prior to joining Littler, Emily was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Louise Dovre Bjorkman at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Minnesota State Bar Association


Hennepin County Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

EEOC Charges from A to Z

Twin Cities SHRM Chapter (TCSHRM) Webinar

October 18, 2017


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2013magna cum laude
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, 2010magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • French

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado