Emily A. Glunz defends clients in class action, mass action and single plaintiff litigation arising under federal and state labor, employment and benefit laws. Her practice largely focuses on claims brought under ERISA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She also counsels clients regarding the EEOC’s 2012 Enforcement Guidance on consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions.
Emily’s ERISA experience includes representing plans, plan sponsors, trustees and fiduciaries in class and mass action lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with employer securities, reporting and disclosure violations, the payment of healthcare providers, and the modification or termination of retiree benefits.
In her pro bono practice, Emily presents on legal issues and developments pertaining to employers’ use of criminal background checks in employment screening. She also represents pro bono clients in immigration matters, including the submission of DREAMers applications and asylum petitions.
University of Chicago Law School, 2007, J.D., With Honors
University of Illinois, 2004, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, With High Distinction
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
US District Court for the District of Colorado
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Recipient, Distinguished Legal Writing Award, The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement (2014)