Employers across industries turn to seasoned litigation attorney Emily Patajo to represent them in high-value employment matters in state and federal courts, and in binding arbitration.
She is routinely involved in the risk assessment and defense of matters concerning claims of wrongful termination and unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Clients also rely on Emily to advise them on wage and hour and class action cases and to represent them in labor arbitrations.
In addition to her litigation practice, Emily addresses administrative matters, counseling employers on charges and complaints pending before state agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Moreover, her in-house experience at a global biotech firm guides her advisory practice.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Emily was a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group of an international law firm focused on labor and employment law.
During law school, Emily clerked in the California Attorney General’s Office and, after graduation, served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Louisa S. Porter of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.