Emily S. Borna is a Shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is also a member of the Firm's Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group, which assists employers in meeting the legal and practical challenges posed by federal and state laws protecting injured and ill employees. 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.
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.
Ms. Borna is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all Georgia State and federal courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Borna earned her law degree at The University of Georgia School of Law, where she was a research and special projects editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. She also conducted her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, with a major in political science. In addition, she studied abroad for a year and has conversational fluency in Hebrew.
Ms. Borna has been identified as one of Georgia's Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine and as a Leading Lawyer in Labor - Management relations in the Legal 500 United States publication. She is a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar and the American Bar Association, including the Litigation and Labor and Employment Law section. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Ms. Borna has volunteered in the “Everybody Wins” School Lunch Reading program at the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Elementary School. She also enjoys scuba diving and traveling with her young son and husband in her free time.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law Research and Special Projects, 1993-1994
•Georgia's Legal Elite, as published in Georgia Trend, December 2004
•Legal 500 Leading Law Firm and Lawyer, as published in The Legal 500 United States, 2008
Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA Women Lawyers Journal (2013 Vol. 98 no. 3) [Co-Author]