1. Home
  2. Our People
  3. Emily Pellegrini

Emily Pellegrini leverages her meticulous research skills, a genuine desire to help others and a gift for making complex information clear to serve her clients as an attorney in Reinhart’s Employee Benefits Practice. Emily’s work includes assisting clients on a wide range of issues related to corporate benefits, public plans and Taft-Hartley matters, with a special focus on the formation and administration of ESOPs and the Pension Protection Act. She helps navigate complex plan regulations and participant appeals, staying abreast of the constant changes and ensuring her clients are informed and equipped to make strategic decisions.

During law school, Emily interned with the Special Litigation & Appeals Unit at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin. She also worked as a research assistant for a Wisconsin Law School professor, where she researched issues related to the design of the law school curriculum. Emily served as president of Wisconsin Law School’s Mock Trial Team and as managing editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. Emily was also a Summer Associate at Reinhart.

Before launching her law career, Emily worked as a volunteer teacher with AmeriCorps, and the foundational desire to serve others is evident in her practice. Emily is approachable, practical and committed to providing her clients with solutions that address their business goals. She’s a relentless researcher and thrives on finding the “needle in haystack” information that makes a difference for her clients.

In her free time, Emily is an enthusiastic football fan (especially the Pittsburg Steelers and Oregon Ducks) and enjoys spending time with her family.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review)
  • B.A., History, University of Oregon

Bar Admissions


Honors & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association

News & Insights