Emily Peterson represents and counsels employers in a wide variety of employment litigation matters and labor management relations issues. Her practice focuses on individual and complex employment litigation under various statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She also assists in representing employers in labor relations issues, including grievance and arbitration proceedings.
Emily also counsels clients on day-to-day employment matters such as hiring, promoting, disciplining, terminating, and ensuring compliance with state and federal hour, wage, and leave requirements. She represents clients in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Prior to attending law school, Emily was a staff writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. During law school, she interned at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, and the Silha Center for Media Ethics and Law. Emily volunteers as a pro bono attorney with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota.
- University of Minnesota (J.D. magna cum laude 2013; B.A. 2005)
- Minnesota, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- Named an "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer in 2017
- Law Clerk to: Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2016) and Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court (2013-2014)