Erin Morrissey Victoria

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Erin Morrissey Victoria’s developing commercial litigation practice encompasses an array of substantive areas, with a primary focus on media and healthcare matters. She has a considerable background in legal research and editing in the media context, having assisted a law school professor in writing a book on the delicate balance between newsworthiness and privacy. Her nuanced understanding of First Amendment law and other media considerations allows her to counsel clients on maintaining their freedoms as journalists while avoiding legal liability.

Comparably, Erin’s attention to detail and keen critical thinking skills enable her to strategically pursue her healthcare clients’ goals, whether in the context of a dispute with an insurer or with regard to related commercial disputes. She has experience analyzing complex contractual disputes between healthcare entities and employees, as well as drafting appellate briefs.

Erin’s scholastic approach to legal precedent allows her to craft novel arguments based on central principles of constitutional law, including 11th Amendment immunity and Article III standing concerns. Notably, Erin is fluent in Spanish, having worked abroad teaching English and translating for lawyers, law professors, and other corporate clients. Erin is a recipient of the prestigious Tulane 34 award, given to students who have achieved academic excellence while also demonstrating leadership skills and a commitment to community service.

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  • Argued a motion to dismiss a defamation suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
  • On behalf of a nonprofit hospital system, organized and synthesized extensive discovery and expert witness reports in a health insurance payment dispute.
  • Drafted appellate brief in support of a healthcare provider’s position in a payment dispute with a former patient.
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Experience

  • Argued a motion to dismiss a defamation suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
  • On behalf of a nonprofit hospital system, organized and synthesized extensive discovery and expert witness reports in a health insurance payment dispute.
  • Drafted appellate brief in support of a healthcare provider’s position in a payment dispute with a former patient.
  • Defended an online publisher in a defamation suit.
  • Drafted a motion to quash a subpoena based on the federal common law reporter’s privilege. Motion was subsequently granted.
  • Assisted defendants in real estate breach of lease case in negotiating a settlement for less than one third of the original demand amount.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • BakerHostetler: Summer Associate
  • Professor Amy Gajda, Tulane University School of Law: Research Assistant

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2019, summa cum laude, Valedictorian; Tulane Law Review, Managing Editor; Tulane Women in Law Society, President; CALI Awards: Torts, Common-Law Property, Evidence, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law: First Amendment
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2019
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Kansas, 2011; University Honors Program

Languages

  • Spanish