Emily Peterson represents and counsels employers in a wide variety of employment litigation and labor management relations issues. She handles individual and complex employment litigation matters related to state and federal discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenants, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Emily also represents employers in labor relations matters, including grievance and arbitration proceedings.
Emily represents employers in the medical device, manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, financial services, education, and restaurant industries, among many others. 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 (EEOC).
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 serves on the board of directors of Special Olympics Minnesota and 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 Courts for the District of Minnesota and Western District of Wisconsin, 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)