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Emily Erstling is an Associate in the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center, resident in the New York office. Emily works with a variety of U.S. and global public and private companies, as well as non-profit institutions, assisting them in the design, implementation and maintenance of their employee benefit programs.

Emily’s practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and legislative matters affecting employee benefit plans in both the single-employer and multiemployer arenas. She is experienced in a wide-range of tax and benefit issues, including day-to-day welfare and retirement plan compliance matters, plan drafting and documentation, cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts, ERISA fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions, and executive compensation issues.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Emily clerked for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, where she evaluated complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, schools and public accommodations. She also clerked for the employment group of the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the General Counsel.

Prior to practicing law, Emily worked in theater producing and management for both commercial and non-profit productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and internationally. She received a Master’s Degree in Theatre from Hunter College in 2010. She also has worked in higher education administration for the Office of External Relations and Development at Columbia Business School.