Overview

Erin A. McNamara advises businesses and public-sector employers on a range of employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and leave and accommodation matters. She also advises employers on reductions-in-force, federal and state WARN compliance, and other downsizing issues. She is experienced with conducting internal investigations, including investigations of sexual harassment and misconduct claims under Title IX.

Erin routinely litigates employment matters in state and federal court and represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission. Erin has also defended corporations and their board members in civil disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud/misrepresentation, and declaratory judgment claims. She has obtained summary judgment for multiple clients resulting the partial or full dismissal of claims brought against them.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Erin provided advice and counsel to businesses in addressing the complex employment law issues arising from the circumstances. She analyzed and provided insight in response to numerous inquiries received by Littler’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Erin’s clerkship experience has given her insight to help guide employers through the litigation process. After graduating from William & Mary Law School, she clerked in a state trial court for Judge W. Reilly Marchant and Judge Joi J. Taylor. She also interned with Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. at the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Justice LeRoy F. Millette, Jr. at the Supreme Court of Virginia.

During law school, Erin served as an Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review. A native of the Northern Virginia area, Erin intitially practiced in Washington, D.C. before moving to Houston, Texas.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Gender Fairness Committee

Houston Bar Association

2019-present

Member

Houston Young Lawyers Association

2018-present

Co-Chair

Young Professionals Council

Houston Urban Debate League

2019-present

Speaking Engagements

ADA Accommodations That Come with Fur and a Tail

HR Houston Gulf Coast Symposium

May 2019

Right to Bear Arms: Legal Considerations for Employers

HR Houston Woodlands Chapter Meeting

February 2019

Education

  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2016
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2013cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas
Virginia
District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia