Emily Bordens focuses her practice on personal injury defense and labor and employment law.

Emily regularly represents transportation companies and their commercial drivers in the defense of personal injury lawsuits throughout the State of New Jersey. These lawsuits range from serious motor vehicle accidents with allegations of significant damages and complicated legal issues to more straight-forward motor carrier accidents meriting early settlement efforts. Emily prides herself on employing early strategic, aggressive strategies in the defense of trucking cases to position her clients for the most favorable outcome. Emily is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) and currently serves as the Membership Chair of DRI’s Trucking Law Committee.

In her labor and employment practice, Emily regularly provides employers with strategic counselling and advice under state and federal law, including, without limitation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, disability, family medical leave, employment contract disputes, non-competition and trade secret protection, Title VII, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims.

Formerly a human resources professional, Emily emphasizes risk management with regard to employment law compliance, avoiding costly litigation. Emily conducts investigations for employers into harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower claims, and regularly provides training for supervisors and employees on labor and employment matters.

Emily has successfully represented employers in employment and labor litigation and probable cause investigations and hearings in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York Division of Human Rights and New Jersey Civil Rights Division.

Emily serves as a member of the Labor & Employment Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Before joining Bressler in 2008, Emily was a law clerk to the Honorable Ariel A. Rodríguez, P.J.A.D. (Ret.), (2006-2007). While at New England School of Law, she was a senior editor of the law school’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. In 2006, she received the Senior Editor of the Year Award and published her note on Privatization of Public Education: An Examination of U.S. and Canadian Policy and Trends Utilizing Vouchers That Indirectly Aid Sectarian Schools in that Journal’s 12th edition. During this period, she also completed a prestigious internship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and, as a research assistant for Westlaw, assisted other students with legal research.

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Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • Vice Chair of Membership, DRI, Trucking Law Committee

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Included in the list of the Best Lawyers in America,® 2024

2024 Best Lawyers

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  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, 2013-2018

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  • New England School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Rutgers College, Rutgers University, B.A., with honors, 2000


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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