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About Emma

Emma is an experienced and tough litigator who specializes in representing employees in employment disputes. She has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal court, in addition to negotiating favorable resolutions for her clients in all types of employment matters, including discrimination, whistleblower, harassment, FMLA, ERISA, disability and religious accommodation, wage and hour, retaliation, contract and non-compete agreements, and minority shareholder disputes. She is a dedicated advocate for her clients, working closely with them at all stages of a legal proceeding to obtain a favorable outcome. Emma was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for 2016-17, a distinction given to less than 2.5% of attorneys in Minnesota to recognize their excellence in the practice of law. Emma has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota. Emma currently serves on the governing council of the Minnesota State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. She also volunteers for the Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project as a volunteer lawyer representing low income victims of domestic violence in legal proceedings against their abusers. Emma obtained her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. While in law school, she served as a staff member on Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, as well as the President of New Orleans Legal Assistance. She also held a variety of internships, including semesters as a law clerk at the Florida Attorney General's Office, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, the Washington County Attorney's Office, and as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Mary R. Vasaly in Hennepin County District Court. Prior to her legal career, Emma worked in public education in New Orleans. Education J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude. B.A. 2007, Tulane University, cum laude, Economics, History. Admissions Minnesota Supreme Court U.S. District Court for Minnesota Memberships Minnesota State Bar Association Hennepin County Bar Association Minnesota chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (MN-NELA) Minnesota Women Lawyers Honors and Awards Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2016–17) Super Lawyers – Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota (2017) Publications Mo' Claims Mo' Problems: How Courts Ignore Multiple Claimants in Employment Discrimination Litigation, 30 Law & Ineq. 339 (2012), Not There Yet: Sexism Facing Young Women Attorneys in the Legal Profession Today, With Equal Right (2017), Minnesota State Employment Law Update, MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Publication (2017),

work Experience

Halunen Law
Jan. 1, 2017 - Current

school Education

University of Minnesota Law School
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2013

bookmark Awards

Rising Star

group Associations

National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
2013 - Current

Council Member
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law
2015 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

Mo Claims Mo Problems: How Courts Ignore Multiple Claimants in Employment Discrimination Litigation
Journal of Law and Equality
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