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Erin Meyer focuses her practice on high-stakes, complex litigation, including challenging employment and consumer class actions, commercial disputes, and criminal cases. Whether representing a Fortune 500 company or a technology startup, Ms. Meyer specializes in finding creative and efficient ways to help her clients solve their most difficult legal problems. 

Ms. Meyer has significant trial experience. She obtained a complete defense verdict in a multi-patent jury trial and successfully defended clients in a nine-figure commercial arbitration. Recently, she defended a large public company in a rare consumer class-action trial that resulted in a defense judgment, after successfully moving to exclude all three experts offered by plaintiffs. She currently represents Lyft and Instacart in putative class actions addressing issues critical to the new economy: whether drivers and shoppers have been misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. She also has a proven track record of resolving or limiting cases through pre-trial motion practice and is a fierce oral advocate for her clients. 

From start to finish, Ms. Meyer works to understand the ins and outs of her clients’ businesses to craft a litigation strategy that is tailored to their needs. For example, she has been on the cutting edge of defense strategy for “sharing economy” companies and digital currency businesses involved in complex and novel litigation.

Ms. Meyer is also deeply committed to her pro bono practice, which focuses on representing Central American women and children fleeing abuse and persecution. She began her legal career as a Yale Public Interest Fellow, litigating affirmative and defensive political asylum claims and has continued that work at KVP. 

Ms. Meyer is fluent in Spanish.

Erin Meyer focuses her practice on high-stakes, complex litigation, including challenging employment and consumer class actions, commercial disputes, and criminal cases. Whether representing a Fortune 500 company or a technology startup, Ms. Meyer specializes in finding creative and efficient ways to help her clients solve their most difficult legal problems. 

Ms. Meyer has significant trial experience. She obtained a complete defense verdict in a multi-patent jury trial and successfully defended clients in a nine-figure commercial arbitration. Recently, she defended a large public company in a rare consumer class-action trial that resulted in a defense judgment, after successfully moving to exclude all three experts offered by plaintiffs. She currently represents Lyft and Instacart in putative class actions addressing issues critical to the new economy: whether drivers and shoppers have been misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. She also has a proven track record of resolving or limiting cases through pre-trial motion practice and is a fierce oral advocate for her clients. 

From start to finish, Ms. Meyer works to understand the ins and outs of her clients’ businesses to craft a litigation strategy that is tailored to their needs. For example, she has been on the cutting edge of defense strategy for “sharing economy” companies and digital currency businesses involved in complex and novel litigation.

Ms. Meyer is also deeply committed to her pro bono practice, which focuses on representing Central American women and children fleeing abuse and persecution. She began her legal career as a Yale Public Interest Fellow, litigating affirmative and defensive political asylum claims and has continued that work at KVP. 

Ms. Meyer is fluent in Spanish.

'Storage Wars' Star David Hester Just Lost His Court Battle With Public Storage

May 29, 2020

In an opinion Friday, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal found that the reality TV personality now “finds himself at war with defendant Public Storage,” but that Hester lost this most recent breach of contract battle with the global self-storage company. Read more

Michelle Ybarra and Erin Meyer Named Among California's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

August 14, 2019

Michelle Ybarra and Erin Meyer were named among California's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the Daily Journal for their litigation victories. Read more

Coinbase Slips Most Claims In Suit Over Bitcoin Cash Rollout

August 07, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. has escaped the majority of the claims brought by a proposed class of investors accusing it of artificially inflating bitcoin cash prices in a botched launch, after a California federal judge gutted the suit. Read more

A Tale of 2 Trials: How These Defense Teams Notched Rare Class Action Verdicts

March 01, 2019

Keker, Van Nest & Peters scored a defense verdict in California this month in the rarest of trials: class actions. Read more

Public Storage Class Kicks Off $100M Trial Over Insurance

January 28, 2019

Public Storage bamboozled storage space renters into believing they were required to buy company provided insurance in order to rent units, customers testified Monday at the start of a class action bench trial in California seeking $100 million in restitution from the national storage giant. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Elects Four Attorneys to Partner

January 02, 2019

Keker, Van Nest & Peters is pleased to announce that the firm has elected associates Nicholas Goldberg, Thomas Gorman, Elizabeth McCloskey, and Erin Meyer to its partnership effective January 1, 2019. Read more

Erin Meyer Honored by Legal Services for Children

05/12/2016

Legal Services for Children provides free representation to Bay Area children and youth. Read more

Ashok Ramani and His Team Score Win for Caviar in Independent Contractor Case

11/16/2015

Restaurant delivery app Caviar Inc. won't have to defend its use of independent contractors in court, a federal judge ruled Monday, steering claims against the company into arbitration. Read more

Caviar Turns To Keker Team in Courier Class Action

05/14/2015

Partners R. James Slaughter, Ashok Ramani and Simona Agnolucci will help the restaurant-delivery app fend off claims it misclassified workers as independent contractors. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Jury Verdict for SanDisk In Patent Dispute With Round Rock

01/30/2015

A Delaware federal jury found that two patents held by patent holding company Round Rock Research LLC covering flash drives and memory cards were invalid, following an eight-day trial in a patent infringement case against SanDisk Corp. Read more

New Mission for Lawyers: Free Aid to Young Immigrants

10/01/2014

The Wall Street Journal profiles Keker & Van Nest's pro bono efforts to help Central American minors. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Grants $60K to Protect Unaccompanied Minors from Deportation

09/30/2014

Bay Area resources currently overwhelmed by more than 2,000 children seeking asylum. Read more