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Emily R. Pidot

Partner, Employment Law Department

Overview

Emily R. Pidot is Co-Vice Chair of the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings. Her practice is focused on defending employers in a broad array of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower matters, executive compensation disputes, and wage and hour class and collective actions. An experienced litigator, Ms. Pidot has successfully defended clients in numerous trials and arbitration hearings. She also regularly counsels clients on a variety of human resources policies and employee relations issues, and has extensive experience conducting and overseeing investigations into workplace disputes.

Recognitions

  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners (2019-2021)
  • Recognized for Labor & Employment Disputes in The Legal 500 (2020-2021)
  • Selected as a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2017) and a Super Lawyer (2018-2021)

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1998

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    Engagement & Publications

    • NELI: "Developments in Equal Opportunity Law," May 25, 2021
    • Association of Corporate Counsel Women in the House Program: "What to expect in 2021: Biden Administration priorities in labor/employment, privacy and security, and securities," January 11, 2021
    • NELI: "Coronavirus in the Workplace: Part 5 - Return to Work," May 7, 2020
    • Paul Hastings Future of Work Seminar, "Return to Work," April 24, 2020
    • Paul Hastings Future of Work Seminar, "Elimination of Work: AI Legislation," July 16, 2019
    • Paul Hastings Wage and Hour Forum: "Department of Labor’s Push to Update the FLSA Regulations," June 13, 2019
    • NELI: "Developments in Equal Employment Opportunity Law," December 6, 2018
    • ABA, Section on Labor and Employment Law Equal Employment Opportunity Committee: "Whistleblower Update: Emerging Issues and Best Practices for Bringing and Defending Against Whistleblower Claims," March 30, 2017
    • Strafford Webinar: "Litigating Employment Retaliation Claims: Strategies for Defending EEOC Charges and Retaliation Lawsuits," August 26, 2015
    • Sonnenberg, S. and Pidot, E., "Representative Evidence in Wage and Hour Class Litigation," New York Law Journal, October 24, 2014
    • New York City Bar Association Employment Law Essentials: "Wage and Hour Law," July 29, 2014
    • Paul Hastings Wage and Hour Forum: "Overtime Regulations and Employment Policies," April 22, 2014
    • New York City Bar Association Employment Law Essentials: "Wage and Hour Law," July 30, 2013
    • Emory Law School Kessler Eidson Trial Techniques Program, Faculty Member, May 2-4, 2013

    Involvement

    • Admitted to practice in New York and California
    • Member of American Bar Association, California Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New York City Bar Association
    • Member of the Board of Trustees for The Green Vale School
    • Member of the Board of Regents for NYU Winthrop Hospital

    Practice Areas

    Litigation
    Employment Litigation
    Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense
    Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
    Employment Law
    Artificial Intelligence
    ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance

    Languages

    English

    Admissions

    New York Bar
    California Bar

    Education

    Duke University School of Law, J.D. 2004
    University of Notre Dame, B.A. 1998

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