November 18, 2019

Litigation Practice Welcomes Emily Wessel Farr

Gould & Ratner is pleased to announce that Emily Wessel Farr joins the firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice.

With years of experience as both a litigator and an employment attorney, Farr advises employers on a wide-range of issues such as civil rights violations, harassment and discrimination, protection of trade secrets, NLRB matters, peer review and credentialing and HR training. She also regularly advises business and individuals on corporate matters including breach of contract, unfair labor practices, civil rights and ADA violations, disciplinary actions and licensing issues.

“We are delighted to welcome Emily to Gould & Ratner. She will be a great addition to our Human Resources and Employment Law Practice. Her years of experience and background in employment law and federal court litigation will be of great value to our diverse client base,” said David N. Michael, chair of Gould & Ratner’s Litigation Practice.

Before joining Gould & Ratner, she founded Farr & Farr, a Chicago-based law firm focused on litigation and employment matters. Farr is also admitted to practice in North Carolina, where she spent several years representing corporations and medical practice groups in a variety of matters affecting their businesses and has spent significant time litigating civil rights cases in federal court.

In 2018, Farr was named one of Crain’s “Notable Women Lawyers” and has been recognized as a Rising Star in employment law by Super Lawyers magazine for 2019 and 2020.

Farr earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.

For more than 75 years, Gould & Ratner LLP has provided comprehensive legal counsel and business advice to Fortune 500 corporations, closely held businesses, financial institutions and entrepreneurs, as well as families and their businesses in human resources and employment, litigation, real estate, corporate, tax, estate and succession planning, environmental and related specialty fields including intellectual property.