Vedder Price

Emily C. Fess

Associate

Emily C. Fess is an Associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice area.

Ms. Fess counsels and represents employers on a broad range of employment law matters, including medical leave and accommodation requests, discipline and discharge, harassment and workplace investigations and wage and hour issues.

Ms. Fess's litigation experience includes regularly responding to discrimination charges filed with the EEOC and state agencies and representing clients in federal and state court in various Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA and retaliation suits.

In addition to assisting clients, Ms. Fess is an associate board member of the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. She is also involved with the community as a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and a member of Step Up Women's Network.

Ms. Fess was selected for inclusion from 2014 to 2017 as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. She also was selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer, an affiliate of Leading Lawyers, from 2014 to 2017.

Ms. Fess attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. She was also a member of the University of Wisconsin Law Review.

Emily C. Fess

Associate

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2009, cum laude
  • Northwestern University, B.S., 2004

Emily C. Fess

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2013

Emily C. Fess

Associate

Emily C. Fess

Associate

Emily C. Fess

Associate

Blogs

Ms. Fess contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.