Emily Sneddon is an honors graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she was named the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate in 1994. She was the Associate Survey/Comments Editor, U.A.L.R. Law Journal, and an article by her was published in the U.A.L.R. Law Journal (15 UALR L.J. 299). She graduated with Honors (equivalent to magna cum laude) from Hendrix College, with a B.A. in English. At Hendrix, she was the winner of the McCuiston English prize for highest departmental GPA and was elected to Alpha Chi honor fraternity.
Before entering private practice, Emily was a law clerk for a federal judge in Little Rock. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she had a career in advertising and in journalism. She was an assistant vice president of a small advertising agency in Little Rock. Before that, she worked as a news copy editor and occasional columnist at the Arkansas Gazette. She began her journalism career at the Arkansas Democrat, where she was a news reporter at the time she left to go to work at the Gazette.
Emily’s practice areas include healthcare law, employment law, general business and contract law, and civil rights law. Her clients include physicians, healthcare-related companies and organizations, and other businesses facing EEOC charges or other labor issues.
Her work includes:
Reviewing and advising on employment contracts presented to physicians and other healthcare providers, including disputes over non-competition clauses;
drafting physician and other provider contracts on behalf of clinics;
advising on and negotiating severance packages from employers;
representing healthcare providers on licensing board issues and disciplinary matters;
advising and representing physicians on hospital Credentials Committee and Peer Review matters;
assisting physicians and other providers with transitioning to a new practice location or retiring from practice;
representing psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and licensed clinical social workers whose psychotherapy notes have been subpoenaed;
advising healthcare providers on HIPAA issues;
representing employers accused of civil rights violations, such as violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, laws prohibiting sexual harassment, and age discrimination law;
representing substance use disorder facilities on Part 2 compliance and other issues.