Erin A. Murray is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and she has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America© as “One to Watch.” Erin advises and represents clients in a wide range of employment matters, including issues related to:
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability
- Retaliation and interference with rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements
- Wage and hour disputes under federal and state law
- Employee handbooks, policies, and separation agreements
Erin regularly advises companies on reductions-in-force, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) compliance, and other downsizing issues. She helps businesses comply with the Older Worker Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA) and similar anti-discrimination statutes by providing guidance for employers making selection decisions; drafting age disclosures (including cumulative disclosures for multi-phased reductions-in-force); coordinating statistical analyses; and preparing multi-state compliant release agreements for group termination programs. Erin routinely conducts WARN analyses to determine if advance notice is required for mass layoffs and plant closures, and in the event of a WARN trigger, she assists companies with notifying the appropriate government entities. She also has experience assisting clients with international reductions-in-force and coordinating with Littler attorneys globally to advise on employment terminations abroad.
Erin also has particular skill in conducting internal workplace investigations, including sexual harassment and misconduct claims under Title IX. She has conducted numerous investigations for both public and private sector employers concerning sensitive claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as fiduciary duty claims. Erin has similarly presented various trainings to higher education institutions on subjects such as Title IX compliance, conducting investigations, and related issues.
In addition, Erin maintains an active litigation practice before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Texas Workforce Commission. She has experience with federal and state multidistrict litigation regarding complex contract disputes, business torts, and unfair competition claims. She has also defended businesses against class and collective action lawsuits alleging systemic employee discrimination and misclassification claims. Erin’s contributions toward successfully defeating class certification in a case involving claims of “reverse” national origin discrimination helped Littler earn recognition as Law360’s Employment Group of the Year in 2022.
Erin’s clerkship experience has given her insight to help guide clients 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 was an articles editor for the William & Mary Law Review. A native of the Northern Virginia area, Erin initially practiced in Washington, D.C. before moving to Texas.