Emily S. Borna: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Emily S. Borna

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Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Workplace Training
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Professional Services
University University of Georgia, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia, J.D., 1994
Admitted1994, Georgia; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District Wisconsin; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor and Employment Law
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia State Bar Association
National Association of Professional Women
National Association of Women Lawyers
Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM Atlanta
State Bar of Georgia


Emily S. Borna is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since completing law school, she has specialized in labor and employment litigation on behalf of management.

Ms. Borna joined Jackson Lewis after a year of private practice in Savannah, Georgia. She specializes in litigating employment law cases in federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies. She has significant experience with assisting employers in meeting the legal and practical challenges posed by federal and state laws protecting injured and ill employees.

Ms. Borna has extensive experience advising businesses on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. She routinely presents and appears as a speaker before numerous business organizations, including the Society of Human Resource Management, and management personnel addressing labor and employment issues and compliance with workplace laws. She has drafted and reviewed employment policies and counseled corporate clients on sensitive disciplinary issues. Ms. Borna has also represented employers in administrative hearings and handled litigation involving issues of wage/hour, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, medical leave, age discrimination, race, national origin, and/or color discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and state tort issues.

While attending law school, she was a research and special projects editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. In addition, she studied abroad for a year and has conversational fluency in Hebrew.

Ms. Borna regularly volunteers in the “Everybody Wins” School Lunch Reading program at the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Elementary School. She also enjoys scuba diving and traveling in her free time.

Honors and Recognitions

Georgia Trend, Georgia's Legal Elite (December 2004)
Legal 500, Leading Lawyer in Labor - Management Relations (2008)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•“Everybody Wins” School Lunch Reading Program, Volunteer

Published Works

• Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA, Women Lawyers Journal, Vol. 98 no. 3 (2013) [Co-Author]


October 13, 2015

Change in Georgia's First Offender Act Facilitating Employment to be Applied Retroactively

October 13, 2015

Legislation overhauling Georgia's probation system also affects Georgia's First Offender Act (“GFOA”) (O.C.G.A. 42-8-60 et seq.), which protects certain criminal defendants from being disqualified from consideration for employment based on their criminal record.Under the GFOA, a criminal defendant who


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Change in Georgia’s First Offender Act Facilitating Employment to be Applied Retroactively
Emily S. Borna,Todd Van Dyke, October 22, 2015
Legislation overhauling Georgia’s probation system also affects Georgia’s First Offender Act (“GFOA”) (O.C.G.A. § 42-8-60 et seq.), which protects certain criminal defendants from being disqualified from consideration for employment based on their criminal record.

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Emily S. Borna

1155 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
AtlantaGA 30309-3600


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