The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
honors + affiliations
Listed, "Rising Stars," Texas Monthly Magazine (2009–2012)
Member, Texas Young Lawyers (TYLA), Board of Directors (2008–2009)
Member, Houston Young Lawyer Foundation, Board of Trustees (2008–2012)
Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (2009–2012)
Member, Legislative Action Committee, HR Houston
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Erin Elizabeth O'Driscoll is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. O'Driscoll represents clients in a wide range of industries in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
Ms. O'Driscoll has litigated various employment claims in state and federal court, and has handled appeals in both state and federal appellate courts. She has litigated retaliation, discrimination, and harassment claims arising under state and federal statutes, including Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has litigated claims related to defamation, severance agreements, noncompetition agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, trade secret, trade name, and unfair competition. Additionally, Ms. O'Driscoll advises employers on strategies for avoiding litigation and on how to implement best practices in the workplace.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. O'Driscoll was an associate in the employment and commercial litigation section of a Houston-based law firm.
Ms. O'Driscoll was elected to the 2009–2011 and 2011–2013 board of directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). She also was elected to the 2008–2009 board of directors for the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) and appointed to the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Board as a trustee (2008–2012). She is a Houston Young Lawyers Foundation fellow, Texas Bar Foundation fellow, and served on the Houston Bar Association Labor & Employment Section as a council member (2007–2011) and as treasurer (2010–2011). Ms. O'Driscoll was also a 2007–2008 vice-chair of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition Committee.
Ms. O'Driscoll received the 2009–2010 TYLA President's Award for outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the public and bar. She also received a first-place award for the 2008 Minority Project from the ABA for co-chairing HYLA's Early College Awareness Project. She also received a 2007–2008 HYLA Outstanding Committee Chair Award and a 2007 President's Award of Merit from the Texas Young Lawyers Association for outstanding service to the public and bar and was listed in the 2007 H-Texas Magazine's "Top Professional on the Fast Track," as well as in Texas Monthly Magazine's 2009–2012 "Rising Stars" list.
Ms. O'Driscoll received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2002. While in law school, she competed in the First Amendment Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt University in Spring 2002. Ms. O'Driscoll received Second Place Overall Moot Court Team at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition at Southern Illinois University in Fall 2002 and Second Place Overall Moot Court Team at the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Competition at the University of Wisconsin in Spring 2001. She received her B.A. from Trinity University, Texas in 1997.
Ms. O'Driscoll is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.
- South Texas College of Law, 2002, J.D.
- Trinity University, Texas, 1997, B.A.