Erin E. Elmouji

Erin E. Emouji
  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Employment & Labor
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Municipal and Government Liability

Biography

Erin litigates in both State and Federal Court, representing individuals and entities in business and commercial cases arising from large-scale corporate transactions, commercial and residential real estate arrangements, and complex contractual and shareholder disputes. Erin also assists municipalities and private organizations with general liability issues, employment disputes, and litigation involving discrimination and civil rights claims. Erin earned her J.D. degree, with high honors, from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, and her M.A. and B.A. degrees in English Literature from St. Bonaventure University. Erin was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in Manhattan before moving to Rochester, where she practiced with Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP prior to joining Weaver Mancuso Brightman PLLC.

Erin is an active participant in the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) and Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA), and is currently serving on the MCBA Board of Trustees as well as GRAWA's Board of Directors. Since relocating to Rochester in 2018, Erin has chaired and actively served on several bar association committees, including the MCBA's Litigation Council and President's Commission on Anti-Racism, GRAWA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and Membership and Judicial Evaluation Committees, as well as the Lawyers' Coalition for Racial and Social Justice, a joint coalition of the MCBA, GRAWA, and Rochester Black Bar Association. Erin devotes substantial time to community engagement on issues of social justice, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Empire Justice Center. Erin is regularly recognized for her commitment to pro bono representation, and has consistently been named to the Pro Bono Honor Roll of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York since moving to Rochester.

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • St. Bonaventure University
    • M.A. - 2006
    • Major: English Literature
  • St. Bonaventure University
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: English Literature

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Honors

  • 2023 recipient of the Legal Excellence Award from the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record
  • 2023 recipient of the William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award from JustCause
  • 2022 recipient of the President’s Award from the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
  • 2021 recipient of the Legal Excellence Award from the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record
  • 2021-2023 designations as “One to Watch” in Commercial Litigation by “The Best Lawyers in America”
  • 2018 Union Settlement Law Firm Partner Honoree
  • 2013 & 2014 recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award from The Legal Aid Society
  • Consistently recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine between 2015 and 2023

Professional Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

Past Positions​

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, 2012 to 2018
  • Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, 2019 to 2023