Emory Moore is a labor and employment attorney. Emory represents employers in complex labor and employment litigation, including restrictive covenant, trade secret, wage and hour, and executive compensation matters. He also advises employers in transactional matters, including mergers & acquisitions, reductions in force, and executive employment agreement negotiations.

Emory has extensive experience serving as strategic outside counsel for large and mid-sized employers, whether involving day-to-day employment law issues, critical internal investigations, or key transactions.


Practice Areas


Representative Matters

  • Advised public and private companies in a broad range of strategic employment matters.
    • During the merger and acquisition process, guided numerous clients in retaining employees, negotiating deal terms, and engaging in pre- and post-acquisition correction of employment practices.
    • Guided multiple international companies in the development and implementation of global restrictive covenant strategies.
  • Represented employers in prosecution of and defense against restrictive covenant and trade secret matters in state and federal courts around the U.S.
    • Defended healthcare entity against trade secret misappropriation and breach of restrictive covenant claim before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, obtaining denial of the plaintiff’s motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction.
  • Represented employers in defense against wage & hour matters around the U.S.
    • Represented a transportation firm before the New York Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which affirmed the dismissal of a wage and hour lawsuit based on res judicata; Simmons v. Trans Express Inc., 19-438 (2d Cir. Oct. 26, 2021).
    • Defended a food services company against wage and hour claims before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, obtaining favorable settlement.
  • Represented employers in defense against breach of employment contract matters around the U.S.
    • Defended a healthcare entity against a breach of employment agreement claim by a physician before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, obtaining dismissal with prejudice.
    • Defended a staffing agency against a breach of employment agreement claim in Michigan state court, obtaining dismissal with prejudice.
  • Represented employers before administrative agencies around the U.S. in relation to discrimination, wage and hour, and occupational safety investigations.
    • Represented company in Illinois Department of Human Rights’ investigation into multiple Charges of Discrimination, obtaining written decision finding no cause and dismissing all Charges.
    • Successful defended company against North Carolina Department of Labor investigation into alleged workplace retaliation.

Prior Experience

  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Clark Hill, PLC, Associate Attorney
  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC, Associate Attorney




Court Admissions



The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch

  • Recognized in practice areas of:
    • Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2023-2024
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2024

Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2018, 2020-2024

The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2020

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