Emily Weisslitz is a Partner in the firm’s New York City office, handling cases in both New York and New Jersey. Emily focuses her practice in the defense of general liability matters including dram shop claims, employment discrimination and termination claims, professional liability, personal injury, construction defect, construction site accident claims, maritime claims, municipal liability, product liability, premises liability and toxic tort claims. Her clients have included national owners and operators of commercial properties in premises liability litigation that has also involved claims for contractual indemnification, additional insured coverage and breach of contract. She is experienced in defending manufacturers of consumer products and industrial machinery and equipment against products liability claims. She has also defended manufacturers of chemicals and enzymes in environmental tort litigation.
As part of her practice, Emily also represents various public entities and school districts in claims ranging from negligent hiring; negligent supervision; harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB), sexual assault, and claims specific to dangerous conditions and resource allocation pursuant to New Jersey’s Title 59.
Early in her career, Emily prosecuted cases as a Deputy Attorney General on behalf of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services. During her three years with the Attorney General’s Office, she served as lead trial counsel and prevailed in over 20 matters. She also successfully argued several matters before the New Jersey Appellate Division.
Emily graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science in 2004. She received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2007. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
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