Emily T. Jastromb represents and counsels clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters. Emily’s practice includes defending clients against individual and complex claims in litigation, arbitration, and agency proceedings, including claims arising under Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Labor Standards Act, state and federal whistleblower-protection laws (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act), and other federal and state laws.
In addition, Emily counsels clients regarding a variety of human resources and workplace matters, and assists with investigations involving employees at all levels.
Emily maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing clients in immigration proceedings and advising nonprofit organizations on employment matters. In 2020, the National Immigrant Justice Center recognized her as a “Rising Star” for her client advocacy in pursuing lawful permanent residence under the Violence Against Women Act and seeking asylum.
Emily also serves as a member of Morgan Lewis’s Chicago office Pro Bono Committee and Women’s Group Programming Committee.
During law school, Emily externed for Judge Thomas Durkin of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2016, J.D., cum laude
Emory University, 2011, B.A., International Studies
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the District of Colorado
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Rising Star, National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) (2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Member, Brain Research Foundation Young Leadership Board (2019-present)
Recipient, Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award (2011)