Emily Baver Slavin
Emily focuses her work primarily in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits litigation, health care litigation, and municipal and public bankruptcy. Emily provides advice and counseling with respect to commercial payer disputes and other issues that arise for group health plans and medical providers under ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Medicare, and various state laws. Emily is currently litigating several cases around the country asserting state law breaches of health care network contracts, and is knowledgeable about the complex relationship between ERISA and state law in these disputes.
Emily also represents institutions that own and insure tax-exempt bonds. She has worked on several large municipal bankruptcies, including in San Bernardino, Detroit, and most recently, Puerto Rico. She regularly counsels clients on issues affecting the validity of the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, including the issuer’s authority to issue bonds under state finance laws, state debt limits, and the interaction between state and local laws and issues of preemption. Through her Chapter 9 experience, Emily has developed a deep understanding of the various property interests vested in holders of tax-exempt bonds and how those interests can be impacted in bankruptcy. She has also analyzed constitutional issues that arise through destruction of these property rights.
Emily also frequently represents creditors and trustees of creditor committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, in addition to her work as a general commercial litigator.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Emily served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was also a legal intern for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Legal Counsel and a law clerk for AARP, Legal Counsel for the Elderly.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
While in law school, Emily was the Senior Recent Developments Editor for the Administrative Law Review. She wrote an article titled, “Setting Labor Policy Prospectively: Rulemaking, Adjudicating, and What the NLRB Can Learn from the NMB’s Representation Election Procedure Rule,” 63 Admin. L. Rev. 853 (2011).
Bar & Court Admissions
- Virginia Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- US District Court, Western District of Michigan
- US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
American University, Washington College of LawJD,magna cum laude, Order of the Coif,2012Brandeis UniversityBA,English and History, magna cum laude with high honors,2009