Emre M. Polat

Polat, Emre

Associate Morristown, NJ

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Emre Polat is an associate of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group.

Emre is an experienced labor and employment law attorney who has handled countless aspects of litigation and counseling under federal, state and city labor laws, including FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA and Title VII.  He has advanced knowledge of drafting employment agreements, non-compete agreements and drafting and implementing employment policies.  Emre frequently appears before state and federal courts and agencies, including EEOC.

Previously, Emre served as the Securities Law Clerk in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Bureau of Securities, where he investigated and helped prosecute violations of state laws in the purchase and sale of securities and conducted extensive legal research involving state and federal securities law regulations.  He personally assisted the Chief of Investigation and Enforcement with securities laws violations involving multi-million dollar investment funds.  Prior to the NJ Attorney General's office, Emre served as Royalty/Licensing Analyst for the National Basketball Association, maintaining and administering licensing contracts.

Honors and Awards
  • Recognized on the Metro New York Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2014
  • Recognized on the Metro New York Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, Employment & Labor, 2015 - 2016

Honors and Awards

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Akin Law Group, New York, NY, Associate, 2010 - 2015
  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Securities, Trenton, NJ, Securities Law Clerk, 2009 - 2010
  • National Basketball Association, Secaucus, NJ, Royalty/Licensing Analyst, 2006 - 2007
  • "Third Circuit Sets Precedent In Holding That Direct Evidence Of Retaliation Is Not Necessary," Porzio Employment Law Monthly, April 2017.
  • "A Sigh of Relief for Employers: Federal Judge Halts Implementation of New Overtime Regulations," Porzio Employment Law Monthly, November 23, 2016.
  • "When is an LLP Not an LLP?," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, June 2016.
  • "Evidence Supports Denial Of EEOC's Appeal On ADA Loss In Disability Discrimination Suit," Porzio Employment Law Monthly, May 2016.
  • "Employers' Ability To Obtain Class Action Waivers Remains Uncertain," Porzio Employment Law Monthly, January 2016.
  • "Arbitration Award Reversed in Favor of Public Policy," Porizo Employment Law Monthly, September 2015.
  • "Clarity On What Constitutes An "Overnight Stay" Under The Family And Medical Leave Act," Porzio Employment Law Monthly, June 2015.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Keeping Quiet - Intellectual Property and Practical Applications," Business Owners Symposium Series, Morristown, NJ, February 10, 2017.
  • "Creating Fair Labor Standard Act (FSLA) Compliance Strategies That Work," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, December 7, 2016.
  • "Critical Changes To The FLSA: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, November 15, 2016.
  • "Recent Case Law Impacting Your Business," Porzio Employment Law Forum, November 20, 2015.


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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey 


Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY, J.D., 2010

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, B.A., Business Administration, 2007

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146