Emily Litzinger

Emily Litzinger

Partner / Fisher Phillips

Emily Litzinger is a trusted advisor who guides employers through the intricacies of the ever-changing landscape of employment law. Emi(7) Emily Litzinger | LinkedInly’s experience as a litigator helps her anticipate potentially troublesome situations that can arise in the employment context. She regularly works with employers to develop preventative strategies to ensure compliance with employment laws and ultimately avoid the burdens associated with costly litigation.

Emily has been litigating workplace conflicts over the past ten years and has successfully defended large and small businesses in complex litigation in a wide-range of employment issues including non-competition, breach of contract, FMLA/ADA, sexual harassment and retaliation.

Emily is also an effective negotiator with an astute business acumen.  Understanding the impact of litigation and continued costs is key to a favorable resolution; and Emily works closely with her clients to enable them to make an informed business decision.

Emily’s recent work and career highlights include:

  • Emily was honored with the “Supplier of the Year Award” for the Kentucky Restaurant Association and selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the organization in 2020.
  • Emily successfully enforced a complex non-competition agreement and brokered a quick and effective resolution.
  • Emily argued a complex breach of contract case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Emily obtained a favorable judgment for her client at a trial with an independent contractor misclassification lawsuit against the United States Department of Labor.
  • Emily conducted a company-wide series of 12 interactive harassment and discrimination trainings for a large multinational company.
  • Emily was included in “20 People to Know: Law” by the Louisville Business Journal.
  • Emily has been selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 through 2020.

A foodie at heart, Emily has a special interest in serving clients in the restaurant and hospitality industry and serves as on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

Emily has written for The American Lawyer, Louisville Business FirstKentucky Restaurant JournalTLNTFast CausalRecruiter and has been quoted in Law360.  She is a frequent speaker and author on topics including workplace harassment and discrimination prevention, conducting effective internal investigations and wage and hour practices such as tip pooling.

As a mother of three energetic young daughters, Emily is passionate about the advancement of women in both the legal profession and the workplace.  Emily spends her time away from work chasing her girls, cycling, practicing yoga and dining at the latest local restaurant with her husband.

Louisville, Kentucky

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