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Emily Flynn

Emily Flynn

Experienced In-house Employment Law Attorney

Oakland
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
Minnesota
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
As a former employment litigator who then spent over ten years as in-house counsel at global corporations, I am uniquely qualified to assist your company's in-house counsel, HR department and business partners with their employment law needs. I have been in the shoes of my corporate clients, as well as in the courtroom, and I draw on that experience to help provide customized solutions to best fit each company's employment law landscape. Whether you are a small company without in-house employment counsel or a large company with an established legal department who needs an outsourced extra set of hands, I can help make a tangible impact in a… read more cost-effective, compliant and practical manner.
19
Years
experience
Fortune 500 Badge

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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Emily is an excellent and true partner who delivered consistently, supporting an exceptionally complex business model. Emily was always available, had great input and advice, and always asked the tough questions that needed to be asked. Her assistance with a comprehensive organization assessment was vital in completing that work, and her ability to present the data to our executives so that they understood the risk profile was impressive. She also regularly partnered with my HR team and ensured any unfamiliarity with an issue never put our business at unnecessary risk. I'm very glad she had both the keen wit and experience along with a willingness to step in to help us. Emily is a top performing employment lawyer and trusted advisor to HR, and I enjoyed working with her very much -- she would be an asset to any organization in need of her employment law expertise."

in-house employment law attorney for Fortune 5 Company
Posted on Sep 11, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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"Emily Flynn is an exceptional employment attorney, advisor and business partner. Her knowledge of employment law and her work product are excellent, and her approach is practical and cost effective. She is able to take complex problems and find legally compliant solutions that meet the needs of the business. She is thorough, results oriented, diligent and a pleasure to work with… and an all-around nice person. Emily stepped in to help us during a critical time and we are grateful for all her advice and counsel. I am happy to act as a reference for Emily."

served as temporary global in-house employment consultant for tech company undergoing multiple world-wide acquisitions that doubled company's size
Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Work History

Law Offices of Emily Flynn

Employment Law Consultant

Mar 2017 - Present

The Law Offices of Emily Flynn provides comprehensive employment law advice and counsel, as well as hands-on implementation, to companies of all sizes and industries.

Mar 2017 - Present

Gilead Sciences

Director, Employment Law

Aug 2014 - Nov 2016

Hired as first employment lawyer, tasked with building and leading the employment law function for over 9,000 employees globally. Responsible for advice and counsel, managing litigation and predispute matters, advising senior executives and the Board, overseeing investigations, assisting with policy development, conducting trainings, hiring and supervising two attorneys.

Aug 2014 - Nov 2016

Intuit

Assistant General Counsel, Employment

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

Senior employment lawyer with over 8,500 employees globally. Member of extended HR leadership team and sole employment law advisor to HR. Responsible for all day-to-day labor and employment matters in the US and globally, including employee relations, ethics and compliance, compensation and benefits, and managing individual and class action litigation. (Voluntary Resignation due to commute)

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

McKesson

Lead Employment Counsel

Oct 2005 - Jun 2013

Began as one of two employment attorneys supporting over 26,000 employees. Then became the first and only employment lawyer for McKesson Specialty Health. Responsible for advice and counsel, serving as member of extended HR leadership team, handling handling administrative charges, attending mediations and settling disputes, conducting trainings and policy-work, overseeing investigations.

Oct 2005 - Jun 2013

Various Law Firms

Employment Associate Attorney

Sep 1998 - Aug 2005

Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop, Paul Hastings and employment law boutique Kauff, McClain & McGuire. Represent employers in state and federal courts in individual and class action litigation. Handled all aspects of discovery, drafted and argued dispositive motions, took and defended depositions, handled administrative charges,and participated in ADR proceedings. Advice and counsel too.

Sep 1998 - Aug 2005

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