Erin is dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each client's business in counseling employers through complex workplace issues.
Erin regularly advises employers on all areas of employment law compliance and human resources practices, including hiring and firing, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, accommodations for disabilities, and preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
In addition to advising clients on day-to-day matters, Erin defends employers in a range of employment matters, including wage and hour collective and class action litigation, discrimination and retaliation claims, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Erin has successfully defended employers in matters before the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Kansas Human Rights Commission, and in federal and state courts.
Erin has experience working with employers in a wide range of industries, including banking and accounting, retail, manufacturers, health care companies, and others.
Prior to joining the firm, Erin served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Erin has successfully obtained summary judgment decisions in favor of employers in cases alleging discrimination, retaliation, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
As a member of the firm's Coronavirus Task Force, Erin has effectively guided clients through constantly changing best practices for employers across a wide variety of industries during the pandemic.
Erin was part of the legal team defending a global health care IT company in individual and class action litigation over alleged violations of wage and hour laws.
Erin successfully defended a trial court's judgment on appeal in a case involving a health insurer's decision to deny enrollment in an employer-sponsored health plan.
Erin successfully represented a Fortune 65 health insurer in the largest bid procurement in the state of Kansas resulting in the insurer's retention of a $3 billion contract.
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"Employment Law Concerns of the New Normal: Remote Work", Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Workforce 2030 Conference, October 22
"No-Poach Agreements between Government Contractors May Violate Antitrust Laws," Stinson's Government Contracting Matters Blog, February 19, 2019
"Garnishments," 2014 Cumulative Supplement to MoBar CLE Creditors' Remedies Deskbook, Chapter 3, August 2014
Named to the 2022 - 2024 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list
Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers© Rising Star, 2019 - 2022
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Cole County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Practices & Industries
- Missouri, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Columbia College, B.A., 2009