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Erin Emory represents clients in complex litigation in both the public and private sectors.

Erin joined Greene Espel after clerking for Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Erin has extensive knowledge of the court system in Minnesota and uses her clerkship experience as well as her exceptional writing abilities to assist clients in all stages of litigation. Erin comes from a family of journalists and she’s a born question-asker—a talent she brings to bear in depositions, thorny discovery disputes, and strategy determinations.

Erin graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a recipient of the prestigious Darrow Scholarship. During law school, Erin worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and as a legal intern for Human Rights First in Washington, D.C. Erin was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law and a founding board member of the Gender Violence Project, a student organization addressing sexual violence.


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • B.A., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, English Literature and Religious Studies, summa cum laude


  • Law Clerk, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, The Honorable Hildy Bowbeer, Magistrate Judge


  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Erin's Practice Areas

  • Internal Investigations

    We leverage our experience to conduct sensitive and high-profile internal investigations for our clients. We also help clients navigate investigations to mitigate reputational, regulatory, and litigation risks. 

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  • Class Actions

    Clients regularly turn to Greene Espel when faced with high-stakes, class-action litigation. Greene Espel attorneys have defended dozens of putative class actions in federal and state courts all across the country.

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  • Commercial Litigation

    Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.

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  • Employment Litigation

    Businesses, public institutions, and individuals seek out Greene Espel for representation in a wide range of employment-litigation matters. 

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  • Employment Investigations

    Employers rely on Greene Espel to conduct internal investigations about their most sensitive and high-stakes workplace issues. 

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  • Constitutional Litigation

    Constitutional litigation is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice. We represent individuals, private businesses, and government entities where their actions raise constitutional issues.

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  • Local Government Defense

    Local government defense is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice.

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  • Elections and Redistricting

    Greene Espel takes on attacks to voting rights and democratic institutions—and wins. We take on lawsuits to tackle voter suppression, election subversion, and districting issues.

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  • Trademark Litigation

    From premier brand-owners to niche device manufacturers, clients seek Greene Espel’s counsel in complex disputes involving trademarks.

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Erin's Recognition & Awards

  • Campbell Moot Court Competition, University of Michigan Law School, Quarterfinalist

Erin's Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, American Constitution Society Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter (2023)
  • Board of Directors, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (2023-present)

Erin is an active community member and advocate. She maintains an active pro bono practice focused on helping refugees and asylum seekers escape persecution and rebuild their lives.

Before joining Greene Espel, Erin worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Domestic Abuse Project, American Refugee Committee, and Merrick Community Services.


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