Erin Marie Meyer is a Pro Bono Counsel at Cooley LLP, a leading international law firm. In that role, Erin works with a diverse network of legal services and nonprofit organizations to identify opportunities for pro bono lawyers to make a difference in the lives of low-income individuals seeking equal access to justice. Erin also provides practice support and supervision to lawyers handling pro bono matters addressing a variety of social justice issues.
Throughout her career, Erin has demonstrated a strong commitment to pro bono work, particularly in the areas of LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant justice, and gender justice. She has significant experience in representing survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and homophobic and transphobic violence.
Prior to her law firm career, Erin worked on impact litigation cases in support of transgender civil rights as an affiliated attorney at Lambda Legal, under the direction of M. Dru Levasseur, a Co-Founder of the Jim Collins Foundation. Erin was also one of the lead authors of “Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies,” a first-of-its-kind publication designed to guide hospitals in complying with legal and regulatory mandates and adopting best practices for the care of transgender patients.
Erin received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Women’s and Gender Studies from Columbia College, and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law. Erin is a member of the New York Bar.
Her term on the Board expires June 13, 2025.