Emily Chase-Sosnoff focuses her legal practice on providing counsel and representation to management clients in matters related to labor and employment law. 

Emily has represented employers in a host of employment law matters including cases involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and employment contract disputes. She has appeared before federal and state courts and administrative agencies at the federal, state, and local level such as the U.S. EEOC and the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau, among others. In addition to her litigation experience, Emily is committed to helping her clients avoid litigation when possible by providing day-to-day guidance on maintaining positive employee relations through sound workplace policies, procedures, and trainings. Emily represents clients in a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, and hospitality.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Emily was an employment law associate in the Tampa office of a national general services law firm. While in law school, Emily served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and was an award-winning moot court competitor and coach.

Representative Experience
  • Represented a school district in a proceeding before the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau in connection with claims of disability discrimination. Obtained a ruling in favor of the employer.

  • Represented a collection company in a breach of contract matter relating to executive compensation and severance.

  • Represented a digital health company in a federal lawsuit alleging whistleblower claims and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.

  • Drafted handbooks, state handbook supplements, and training materials for a multi-state hotel management company to ensure compliance with state-specific equal employment, wage and hour, and hospitality laws.

Honors & Awards
  • "40 Under 40," The Tampa Bay Club (2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch - Labor and Employment Law - Management and
    Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021 - 2023)
  • "Southwest Rising Stars," Super Lawyers Magazine (2017, 2018)
  • "Florida Rising Stars," Super Lawyers magazine (2021, 2022)