ErinSindberg Porter


Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8926

Erin Sindberg Porter helps clients achieve results through innovative strategy and practical advice grounded in a deep understanding of each client's unique circumstance and objectives. She represents corporate and individual clients in complex litigation, business negotiations, and investigations. Erin has extensive experience in mass torts, multidistrict class actions, financial services litigation, contract disputes, white collar criminal cases, and internal investigations.

Erin's sound judgment and unwavering commitment to solving problems makes her effective at all stages of litigation, from prelitigation negotiations or counseling to post-trial appeals. Clients appreciate her ability to build trust and relationships and rely upon her to provide timely, business-sensitive advice.

Serving corporate and individual clients who face cases brought by federal and state law enforcement agencies, Erin guides clients through all stages of regulatory and compliance matters from responding to government subpoenas to conducting internal investigations and defending individual and business clients in administrative hearings and criminal lawsuits. She defends clients against allegations of financial, insurance, health care fraud, and environmental violations.

Erin maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing youth in foster care through the Children's Law Center and low-income Minnesotans seeking to enforce their legal rights through the Volunteer Lawyers Network. Erin also serves on the Children's Law Center Board of Directors.

In 2020, Governor Tim Walz appointed Erin as chair of Minnesota's Judicial Selection Commission until January 2, 2023.


  • U.S. Steel defeats trespass litigation relating to Minnesota iron mining operationsJones Day successfully defended United States Steel Corporation against a lawsuit brought by a mineral rights owner alleging trespass and nuisance claims relating to U.S. Steel's mining operations along the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Commercial Litigation

    Represented large international corporation in multiple lawsuits throughout the United States, including multidistrict litigation and class action litigation, and involving significant commercial torts.

    Obtained summary judgment in favor of sole proprietor facing 11 causes of action.

    Defended numerous mortgage originators against repurchase and indemnification claims against purchaser and securitizer of mortgages in consolidated action.

    White Collar/Investigations

    Represented numerous companies in state regulatory proceedings brought by the Minnesota Department of Human Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce, and Minnesota Attorney General.

    Represented victim in federal prosecution involving multimillion dollar embezzlement scheme and obtained complete summary judgment in related civil lawsuit.

    Represented corporate executives charged with insurance fraud and bank fraud.

    Represented financial services executive in securities fraud litigation.

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