Emily E. Town


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Emily E. Town


Emily E. Town is an associate in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Working on behalf of employers, Emily brings to her practice experience representing employees and labor unions in state and federal courts, before administrative tribunals, and at the National Labor Relations Board.  

Emily’s heterogeneous insight into all phases of federal court litigation was enhanced serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Schwab, United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law — helping students to hone practical trial advocacy skills in the Unemployment Compensation Practicum and providing an overview of workplace safety and labor law in Pitt’s HRLaw Online program. Emily brings what she’s experienced, taught, and learned to working with clients to provide them with the most innovative solutions to any issue they face.

During law school, Emily served as an intern to the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania and was senior topics editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Prior to law school, Emily worked as a mobile crisis worker and forensic therapist for a community mental health center in rural Pennsylvania — experience that helped sharpen the interviewing and investigation skills that she has put to use in employment litigation.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Employee and Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Council
  • Appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve on Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council

Published Works

  • Employee Benefits Law, 3rd ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 2014 and 2013 Cumulative Supplements) [Contributing Author]


  • “Balancing Acts: Navigating Employment Laws and Caregiver Needs in the COVID Era,” Allegheny County Bar Association (Pittsburgh, PA, November 2020) (presenter)
  • “A View From the Other Side of the Bench,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Pittsburgh, PA, April 2017) (panelist)
  • "Employment Law and Sexual Orientation: Where Are We Now?" Allegheny County Bar Association - (Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014) (presenter)