ErinSindberg Porter


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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. Erin represents clients in complex litigation, federal government investigations, and state attorney general enforcement matters and has extensive experience conducting internal investigations. Erin has substantial experience across industries, representing public and private companies in the health care, food, financial products, and services sectors.

An experienced commercial litigator, Erin has represented clients in state and federal courts in each phase of litigation from pretrial counseling to appeal. Her litigation experience includes multidistrict, multiparty, and consolidated actions. Erin also assists clients facing regulatory and compliance matters, responding to government subpoenas, conducting investigations, and represents clients in administrative hearings.

In 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed Erin as Chair of Minnesota's Commission on Judicial Selection, a 49-member commission of attorney and non-attorney members who solicit, evaluate, and recommend to the Governor judicial candidates for state district court vacancies. Erin was recognized as a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year in 2021 for her work as Chair of the Commission.

Erin maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing youth in foster care through the Children's Law Center. Erin serves on the Children's Law Center Board of Directors and the High Winds Fund Committee at Macalester College.


  • 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, including numerous allegations of fraud and deceptive business practices.

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

    White Collar/Investigations

    Conducted numerous internal investigations for various Minnesota and multinational companies to address allegations of employee misconduct, False Claims Act violations, financial fraud, and statutory violations.

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