Erin's background in banking and accounting is helpful as she counsels employers and litigates employment, initiative petition and other commercial cases.

Overview

Erin defends employers in a range of employment matters, including wage and hour collective and class action litigation including claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. She has represented healthcare IT companies, retailers, banks and others.

Erin also handles a variety of government matters, including initiative petition and election law litigation, state procurement matters and counseling clients on campaign finance regulations.

She has successfully represented a bank, an electric cooperative and a political action committee in a challenge to Missouri's campaign finance constitutional amendment. She has also defended fiduciary duty and securities fraud claims, and advised nonprofits on corporate governance issues.

Experience

Erin successfully defended a trial court's judgment on appeal in a case involving a health insurer's decision to deny enrollment in a 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.

She was part of the legal team defending a global healthcare IT company in individual and class action litigation over alleged violations of wage and hour laws.

In her broader commercial litigation practice, she has represented an investment bank accused of breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud and negligence, and represented numerous insurance companies in investigations, financial and market conduct examinations, and other contested case proceedings. She also won dismissal of claims under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act for a bank client.

News & Insights

Publications

"Garnishments," 2014 Cumulative Supplement to MoBar CLE Creditors' Remedies Deskbook, Chapter 3, August 2014

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Cole County Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2017
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2017

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., cum laude, 2013

  • Dean's List
  • Student Bar Association
  • Association for Women Law Students

Columbia College, B.A., 2009

  • Dean's List
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