Emily R. Pidot is Chair of the New York Office, the firm’s largest. Her practice is focused on defending employers in a broad array of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as pay equity, wage and hour, whistleblower, and executive compensation disputes. An experienced litigator, Ms. Pidot has successfully defended clients in numerous trials and arbitration hearings, and has expertise in defending class and collective actions. She also regularly counsels clients on a variety of human resources and employee relations issues, and has extensive experience conducting and overseeing investigations into workplace disputes.


  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners (2019-2023)
  • The Legal 500, Recognized for Labor & Employment Disputes (2020-2023)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2017)
  • Super Lawyer (2018-2023)


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


    Engagement & Publications

    • “Understanding Employment Law 2022: Ethics in Employment Law,” Practising Law Institute (March 7, 2022)
    • “Developments in Equal Opportunity Law,” National Employment Law Institute (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
    • “What to expect in 2021: Biden Administration priorities in labor/employment, privacy and security, and securities,” Association of Corporate Counsel Women in the House Program (January 11, 2021)
    • “Coronavirus in the Workplace: Part 5 - Return to Work,” National Employment Law Institute (May 7, 2020)
    • “Return to Work,” Future of Work Seminar (April 24, 2020)
    • “Elimination of Work: AI Legislation,” Future of Work Seminar (July 16, 2019)
    • “Department of Labor’s Push to Update the FLSA Regulations,” Wage and Hour Forum (June 13, 2019)
    • “Whistleblower Update: Emerging Issues and Best Practices for Bringing and Defending Against Whistleblower Claims,” ABA, Section on Labor and Employment Law Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (March 30, 2017)
    • “Litigating Employment Retaliation Claims: Strategies for Defending EEOC Charges and Retaliation Lawsuits,” Strafford Webinar (August 26, 2015)
    • Sonnenberg, S. and Pidot, E., “Representative Evidence in Wage and Hour Class Litigation,” New York Law Journal (October 24, 2014)
    • “Wage and Hour Law,” New York City Bar Association Employment Law Essentials (July 29, 2014)
    • “Wage and Hour Law,” New York City Bar Association Employment Law Essentials (July 30, 2013)
    • Emory Law School Kessler Eidson Trial Techniques Program, Faculty Member (May 2-4, 2013)


    • 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

    Practice Areas

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




    New York Bar
    California Bar


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

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