Emily N. Litzinger
Emily Litzinger is an associate in the firm's Louisville office. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including charges of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, breach of contract, and other employment-related claims.
She counsels employers on preventive strategies and compliance matters and drafts employee handbooks, policies, procedures, and training materials.
Emily has experience successfully defending employers in complex litigation before federal and state courts, as well as representing employers before various administrative agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, she gained significant experience representing employees in employment litigation and, therefore, can provide employers unique insights regarding the best defense strategies.
While in law school, Emily was a member of the Editorial Board of the Northern Kentucky Law Review.
Also during law school, Emily completed sufficient coursework to obtain a concentration in labor and employment law and her article "Willfulness, Good Faith, and The Fair Labor Standards Act" was published in the Nevada Law Journal.
Emily was included in "20 People to Know: Law" for 2015 by Louisville Business Journal. She was also listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2015 and 2016.
- Represented a mortgage company in an individual and collective action based on breach of contract and misclassification of mortgage loan officers as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Partial summary judgment was granted in favor of the company to enforce the provisions of a mandatory arbitration. Shortly thereafter, the case settled.
- Represented a non-profit long-term health provider in race discrimination, retaliation and defamation lawsuit filed under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Motion to dismiss was granted in favor of the client for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
- Resolved numerous matters through settlement, most of which for nuisance value. These included claims under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the FMLA and Title VII.
- Obtained summary judgment for large retail chain client and prepared appeal to Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. One such issue included whether the Plaintiff has met the prima facie case of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- Represented a medical device company in breach of contract, tortious interference and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing claims. Motion for summary judgment was obtained in favor of client.
- Represented an insurance company in breach of non-compete matter and obtained a temporary restraining order. Shortly after obtaining the restraining order, the matter was settled.
Honors & Leadership
- Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, Associate Member
- American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment, Young Lawyers Division,
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Fellow (2012-2014)
- Kentucky Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
- Louisville Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
- Gilda's Club of Louisville, Associate Board Member
- Fund for the Arts, NeXt! Leadership Development Program, Participant
- Young Professionals Association of Louisville, Member
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- "Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations"
- “Inflexible Leave of Absence Policies and the ADA,” Louisville Bar Association Bar Briefs
- “U.S. Supreme Court Expands ‘Cat’s Paw’ Liability,” Louisville Bar Association Bar Briefs
- “Willfulness, Good Faith and the Fair Labor Standards Act,” 12 Nev. L. J. 112 (2011)
- “The Ethical Dilemma of Scrubbing Metadata: The Pathway to a Better Approach,” 36 N. Ky. L. Rev.611 (2009)
- Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawJ.D. 2010, magna cum laude
- University of KentuckyB.A. 2006, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky