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Founding Partner

Erin Lloyd

(212) 729-4266
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Erin Lloyd is a founding partner at Lloyd Patel LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on labor and employment issues as well as commercial matters. She has successfully represented plaintiff-employees terminated for their religious beliefs, sexually harassed in the workplace, denied promotions and/or bonuses after complaining about unlawful workplace conduct, and treated differently because of their gender, sex, or race. In a case of first impression, Erin also represented a woman wrongfully identified as HIV-positive in a widely published advertisement, obtaining the first appellate-court decision in the country to hold that falsely labeling someone as HIV-positive constitutes defamation per se.

Erin’s employment practice also includes advising and counseling NYC entrepreneurs, artists, graphic designers, and other contract workers in the contracting process and representing them to resolve conflicts in those contract relationships, including in litigation under the NYC “Freelance Isn’t Free Act.”

Erin also represents business and institutional clients, advising them on employment and compliance issues, drafting and negotiating commercial and employment contracts, and on other transactional matters.

In addition to her law practice, Erin is currently training as a neutral to serve as a mediator or arbitrator to help parties reach out-of-court resolutions in employment, commercial, and other disputes. Erin has served as an adjunct professor at the City University of New York School of Law, teaching Professional Responsibility and Lawyering Seminar since 2017, and has mentored newly graduated law students through the New York State Bar Exam almost every summer since 2012.


J.D., City University of New York School of Law (2006)

B.A., Portland State University (2003)


New York State Courts

United States District Court, SDNY and EDNY


National Employment Law Association/NY (NELA/NY), Member

New York City Bar Association, Member; Labor and Employment Committee 2012-2019

New York State Bar Association, Member

New York County Lawyers Association, Member

Professional Recognitions:

New York Metro Rising Star, SuperLawyers (2014-2018)

Presentations and Publications:

Employment Law Institute, Co-Chair (CLE) (NYC Bar Association 2019)

Practice at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Co-Organizer (CLE) (National Employment Lawyers Association-NY 2018)

Employment Law Handbook for Non-Lawyers, Co-Drafter (NYC Bar Association 2017)

Airbnb v. New York: Who is Winning the War Over Short-Term Rentals? Presenter (CLE) (MyLawCLE 2016)

Employment Law: Dual Perspectives for Your Dual Role as Employer and Lawyer, Presenter (CLE ) (New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers 2016)

Introduction to Employment Law, Presenter (CLE) (Community Legal Resource Network 2016)

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Information Pamphlet, Co-Drafter (NYC Bar Association 2015)

Understanding and Navigating Contracts in Your Business, Presenter (CLE) (Women Builders Council 2015)

Supreme Court Round-Up, Co-Organizer (CLE ) (NYC Bar Association 2013)

Small Firm Organization CLE: Using Technology in Small Firm Practice, Presenter, May 2013

“There’s an App for That”: How Modern Technology Makes Solo and Small Firm Success More Possible Than Ever, Presenter, March 2013

From the Hospital to the Courtroom: A Statutory Proposal for Recognizing and Protecting the Legal Rights of Intersex Children, 12 Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 155

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