Erika Dackin Prouty

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

An enthusiastic and hardworking advocate for clients, Erika Prouty focuses her growing practice on commercial litigation and election law matters. Erika is a member of the firm’s political law team, and has litigated election law matters at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court.

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  • Represented 10 members of Congress and several other voters in intervening to defend Ohio’s Congressional districts against partisan gerrymandering claims in federal court litigation including a trial before a three-judge panel and appeal to the United States Supreme Court (Ohio A Philip Randolph Institute v. Householder).
  • Represented the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives leadership in defending legislative redistricting plans in state court litigation including a trial before a three-judge panel (Common Cause v. Lewis).
  • Represented winning congressional candidate in primary election recount and special election canvass activities. Drafted motion to intervene and briefing in opposition to temporary restraining order sought by primary opponent contesting election and recount results in mandamus action dismissed by Ohio Supreme Court.
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Experience

  • Represented 10 members of Congress and several other voters in intervening to defend Ohio’s Congressional districts against partisan gerrymandering claims in federal court litigation including a trial before a three-judge panel and appeal to the United States Supreme Court (Ohio A Philip Randolph Institute v. Householder).
  • Represented the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives leadership in defending legislative redistricting plans in state court litigation including a trial before a three-judge panel (Common Cause v. Lewis).
  • Represented winning congressional candidate in primary election recount and special election canvass activities. Drafted motion to intervene and briefing in opposition to temporary restraining order sought by primary opponent contesting election and recount results in mandamus action dismissed by Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Represented insurance company in declaratory judgment action involving unique questions concerning scope of indemnification provision in release as it relates to claims in class action, including assisting in formulating strategy, identifying and analyzing fact and legal issues, and preparing pleadings.
  • Member of team conducting internal investigation for insurance company. Assisted in performing early case assessment and interviews of employees. Managed discovery collection from client, document review by team of contract attorneys, and production to state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Defended insurance company against claims of bad faith and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in a putative class action. Drafted discovery responses, dispositive motions and opposition to class certification briefing.
  • Won motion to dismiss pro se complaint alleging negligence against healthcare company, which the court granted sua sponte.
  • Seconded in litigation department of healthcare company.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Law Clerk (2019 to 2020)
  • U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Tiberi: Intern (2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2016
  • Ohio, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2016, cum laude; Faculty Graduation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor and Employment
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 2013, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa