Erin Marie Meyer is the Pro Bono Counsel at Proskauer Rose 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.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Erin was a senior associate at a large international law firm where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Throughout her career, she demonstrated a strong commitment to pro bono work, particularly in the areas of LGBT and women’s civil rights.
In addition to serving a term as the pro bono associate in the New York office of her prior firm, Erin handled a number of successful pro bono matters for survivors of domestic violence, refugees, and low-income tenants and LGBT individuals. As an affiliated attorney at Lambda Legal, Erin worked with M. Dru Levasseur, the Co-Founder of the Jim Collins Foundation, on impact litigation cases in support of transgender civil rights. 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. As co-counsel with the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and Natural Resources Defense Council, Erin currently represents New York City public housing tenants suffering from asthma in a class action litigation seeking to compel the New York City Housing Authority to remediate mold and excessive moisture in the tenants’ apartments.
For her dedication to pro bono legal service and her role in managing her prior firm’s New York pro bono practice, Erin was recognized by Legal Services New York City as a Top 30 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2014). 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, 2019.