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Emily H. Bensinger

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									Emily H. Bensinger




Associate
Penn National Insurance Plaza
2 North Second Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1619
Phone: 717.257.7576
Fax: 717.237.7430
ebensinger@saul.com


Emily Bensinger concentrates her practice on commercial, labor and employment, and
environmental matters in federal and state courts and before various administrative bodies
including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Pennsylvania Environmental
Hearing Board and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She has worked
with clients in the environmental, insurance, financial services, higher education, waste
management, residential development, real estate and mining industries, among others.

Past and current representations include:
 s   Second-chairing a nine-day trial before the Environmental Hearing Board involving the denial of a
     developer's requested planning module for a 13-lot subdivision in Chester County, Pennsylvania
 s   Defending a life insurance company against claims brought by an insured related to fraud allegedly
     perpetrated by her insurance agent, and obtaining dismissal of all claims against her client
 s   Representing a technical/vocational educational institution before the Pennsylvania Board of Claims
     in its claims against the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for payment under a
     federally-funded training program
 s   Defending a school district against a breach of contract claim brought by a subcontractor
 s   Defending a real estate agency in numerous fraud and misrepresentation claims brought by
     homeowners

Labor and Employment:
 s   Defending a healthcare management company against sexual harassment and wrongful discharge
     claims brought by a former employee
 s   Defending a school district against a due process claim brought under the Pennsylvania School Code
 s   Defending an operator of general acute care hospitals in a whistleblower claim brought by a former
     employee
 s   Defending a data and information security company in sexual harassment and discrimination claims
     brought before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission by a former employee
 s   Drafting employee handbooks and employment policies for a wide range of industry clients

Emily also represents structured settlement and lottery prize assignment funding companies
to secure court approval of structured settlements and lottery prize assignments under the
Pennsylvania Structured Settlement Protection Act and the Pennsylvania Lottery Law.

In collaboration with the members of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group,
Emily writes a monthly article published in the Pennsylvania Employment Law Letter, an
M. Lee Smith Publication on recent developments in labor and employment law. She has
also spoken at the Pennsylvania Best Places to Work conference on current labor and
employment topics, including recent efforts by some states to establish workplace bullying
legislation.

Emily currently serves as the President of the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater
Harrisburg, a group of young women dedicating to creating awareness and supporting the
mission of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, particularly through efforts to improve the
YWCA's rural camp for the children served by the YWCA, Camp Reily.

While in law school, Emily served as a law clerk at a Harrisburg law firm and interned for the
Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She also volunteered with the
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Prior to attending law school, she was a legal
assistant at a Lancaster, Pennsylvania law firm.



Memberships and Affiliations
     s   Pennsylvania Bar Association
     s   Dauphin County Bar Association
     s   President, Junior Board of YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
     s   James S. Bowman American Inn of Court


Education
     s   J.D., Penn State The Dickinson School of Law, 2007, cum laude
          Articles Editor, Penn
          State Law Review
          Member, Woolsack
          Honor Society
          Member, Appellate
          Moot Court Board
          Member, American
          Association of Justice
        Moot Court Team
        Recipient, Robert J.
        and Mary Ellen Landy
        Award
        Recipient, George F.
        Douglas, Jr. Memorial
        Prize
        Recipient, Alcoa
        Foundation
        Scholarship
   s   B.A., Millersville University, 2001, magna cum laude
        University Honors
        College


Firm Leadership Positions
   s   Women's Development Initiative, Member


Clerkships
   s   Field Placement, The Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2005-2006


Bar Admissions

   s   Pennsylvania



Articles, Updates & Newsletters

   s   Higher Education Newsletter - Summer 2011
       June 2011


   s   Higher Education Newsletter Winter 2011
       March 2011


   s   U.S. Supreme Court allows Title VII third-party retaliation claim
       January 2011


   s   Independent contractor misclassification creates serious employer liabilities
       March 2010
   s   The devil is in the details: Satisfying the FLSA's three-pronged Administrative
       Exemption Test
       February 2010


   s   Oil and Gas Law: 2010 Litigation Update
       Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Law
       2010


   s   Oil and Gas Law: 2009 Case Law Update
       Oil and Gas Law Colloquium
       2009


   s   Employment law to see changes throughout 2009
       Central Penn Business Journal
       January 08, 2009


   s   Proposed federal legislation poses possible challenges for businesses
       Central Penn Business Journal
       December 19, 2008


   s   Federal Statute Prohibits Discrimination in Employment on the Basis of Genetic
       Information
       June 2008



In The News

   s   Damron, Foerster and Forman Quoted in Central Penn Business Journal
       "Lawyers Value Pro Bono Cases", Central Penn Business Journal, Vol. 24, No. 40
       September 26, 2008


   s   Damron and Foerster Highlighted in Central Penn Business Journal for Pro Bono
       Work
       "Lawyers value pro-bono cases", Central Penn Business Journal
       September 26, 2008



Past Events
   s   ACC CLE: Criminal Background Checks, 2012 Labor and Employment Update and
       Directors and Officers Liability
       Co-Sponsored
       CLE Credit
      December 8, 2011
      Emily H. Bensinger, Eric L. Brossman, Catherine E. Walters


  s   Saul Ewing LLP proud sponsor of the CPBJ's "Best Places to Work in PA" event; two
      attorneys to give employment law presentation
      December 1, 2011
      Emily H. Bensinger, Eric L. Brossman, Catherine E. Walters


  s   Central Penn Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in PA 2010
      Co-Sponsored
      November 30, 2010
      Emily H. Bensinger, Eric L. Brossman, Amy C. Foerster, Constance B. Foster, Catherine E.
      Walters


  s   CPBJ webinar: Being a "Best Place to Work" Company & Labor Law Update
      February 11, 2010
      Emily H. Bensinger, Amy C. Foerster, Catherine E. Walters



Tools & Books
  s   Top 20 Food and Drug Cases, 2009 & Cases to Watch, 2010
      Food and Drug Law Institute
      January 2010

								
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