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 Magna Cum Laude at 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 health care law, employment law, general business and contract law, civil rights law, products liability, aviation law, and education law. Her clients include physicians, healthcare-related companies and organizations, product distributors or manufacturers, and Arkansas schoolteachers.
She represented a physician in a challenge to a Little Rock hospital’s Economic Credentialing Policy and was one of the attorneys at the firm representing providers in the “Any Willing Provider” litigation. Other healthcare cases she has worked on involved the rights of mental healthcare providers, payor reimbursement methodology, provider rights and responsibilities, physician employment contract reviews and negotiations, fraud and abuse cases, and defense of physicians facing action by the state licensing board or federal Drug Enforcement Agency. She is one of the authors of Physician’s Legal Guide, a book published by the Arkansas Medical Society.
Her employment law work includes advising companies on complying with all federal and state employment law, creating or updating company policy manuals, and defending companies against charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or filed against them in court. She also has represented Arkansas schoolteachers, as well as persons employed in the private sector, in cases involving sexual harassment and in discrimination cases involving gender, race or disability. For her clients in private sector employment, Emily has reviewed or negotiated severance packages and disciplinary actions. She has been a speaker on employment law issues in seminars for clients and for attorneys.
In the aviation area, she has been co-counsel representing survivors or relatives of those injured or killed in aviation accidents.