Emilia McKee Vassallo


Tel 215.864.8111
Fax 215.864.8999

Emilia McKee Vassallo focuses her practice on a range of litigation, white collar, and privacy and data security issues. She has experience with discovery processes, post-arbitration assessments, arbitration examinations, and EEOC matters. Her representations include internal investigations and labor negotiations for both public and private companies. During her time in law school, Emilia was a member of Temple's National Trial Team and was a national quarterfinalist and regional champion during her time with the team.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a corporation in a federal criminal investigation and prosecution relating to the theft of trade secrets by its former employees
  • Conducted internal investigations and response to governmental subpoenas on behalf of numerous companies
  • Represented an investment fund and fund manager in SEC and DOJ investigations relating to the fund's management
  • Represented investment funds in two arbitrations stemming from investments in hedge funds
  • Defended a national company against false advertising allegations brought under the Lanham Act

Pro Bono

Emilia has handled a variety of pro bono matters. She represented an individual who was sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile in conjunction with his resentencing in state court. She also assisted with a CJA representation of a federal criminal defendant.

Judicial Clerkships

Honorable Ann Claire Williams, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, September 2016 – September 2017

Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, September 2015 – August 2016

Judicial Externship

Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Co-author, "Must Employers Accommodate Marijuana Users?"Law.com, June 29, 2015

Co-author, "Recent NLRB Grad Student Union Decisions Suggest Interest in Reviewing Brown University," Ballard Spahr Higher Education and Labor and Employment alert, March 17, 2015

Co-author, "NLRB Appears Poised To Overturn Brown University Ruling," Law360, March 26, 2015

Co-author, "NLRB Issues Significant Decision on Faculty Unionization," Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment and Higher Education alert, January 6, 2015

Co-author, "Third Circuit Decision Will Make It More Difficult for Employers To Defeat FMLA Interference and Retaliation Claims," Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment alert, September 2, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The Baby/Business Balance: Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace," PBI CLE, June 10, 2015

Speaker, "Collective Bargaining and the Affordable Care Act," Public Employer Labor Relations Advisory Service (PELRAS) Training Conference, State College, PA, March 18, 2015

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2014, magna cum laude)
Temple Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
Order of the Coif

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 2008, cum laude)
Member, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society



New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court