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Emily E. Schifter

Troutman Pepper


Emily is an associate in the labor and employment practice, where she represents clients in a variety of labor and employment-related matters, including employment discrimination, leave, disability accommodation, and wage and hour litigation. Additionally, she counsels employers on many aspects of employment law and human resources issues, including employee handbooks, policies and restrictive covenants drafted under various states’ laws for a variety of circumstances, including as part of mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining the firm, Emily served as a law clerk to a federal judge, where she gained experience working on litigation involving a variety of matters and claims, including cases brought under Title VII, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in successfully defending an employer client in a temporary restraining order action arising from a trade secret and restrictive covenant dispute with a former employee.

  • Assisted a utility client in resolving and securing a denial of a union employee grievance in formal arbitration.


HR Resources

Georgia 7-Day Free Trial, Georgia Human Resources Library, Georgia Human Resources Library—Online Only,


Georgia Human Resources Manual