Erin McLaughlin concentrates her practice on patent litigation, with an emphasis on Section 337 Investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). She has handled 15 ITC investigations and participated in 4 ITC trials. Erin has also represented clients in numerous matters in Federal District Court throughout the United States, including cases in Texas, California, and Delaware. She has experience in all phases of discovery, claim construction briefing, summary judgment briefing, pretrial and trial work.

Erin has a bioscience background and has experience representing clients in the automotive, software, consumer electronic device, and semiconductor industries.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Erin was a law clerk and attorney for Charles E. Bullock, the Chief Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission. She advised Chief Judge Bullock in 11 complex unfair import investigations, making recommendations regarding fact and expert discovery disputes, claim construction, patent infringement, validity, unenforceability, the domestic industry requirement, remedy and bonding.