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Emily Erstling is an associate in the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center. Emily works with a variety of U.S. and global public and private companies, as well as non-profit and cultural 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 employee 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

  • executive compensation issues

Emily has authored and co-authored articles on employee benefits for the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions and BNA Insights. Emily is also a frequent contributor to Proskauer’s ERISA Practice Center Blog. She represents the Tax Department on Proskauer’s Associate Council and is a member of the Firm’s Summer Program Committee. Emily was a Proskauer Summer Associate in 2011.

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.

Before 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.