Erin Wedge Latuso

Erin Wedge Latuso

Partner

New Orleans

504-799-4359

504-799-4384

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Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Juris Doctor, December 2007, magna cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. Political Science and Sociology, May 2002, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas

In litigation, clients need honesty, not sugar-coating. They need someone who cares deeply about building strong personal relationships and working hard to represent them well. In litigation, clients need Erin Latuso. With a mind that thrives on logic and practicality, Erin provides her clients with an in-depth, methodical approach that gives them what they need: the truth and peace of mind. Long hours don’t weigh on Erin; they motivate her. Before attending law school, Erin worked as a paralegal where she first learned the importance of the procedural side of the law, but more importantly, the value of personal relationships with not only clients, colleagues and team members, but also with peers in the professional community. Today, as a lawyer, Erin makes it her mission to form personal relationships with her clients as she digs deep into the details of their case, analyzing the issue at its core, so that she can better tell their story. Advising, counseling and litigating on behalf of her clients in matters involving, Labor Employment, Professional Liability, Commercial and Contract Disputes, and Toxic Tort Law, Erin's practice never gets stale and she looks forward to each new story she has to write. When working with Erin, clients will feel they have an advocate who respects them and works hard in their name simply because she cares.

Professional Recognition

Important Litigation Involvement

  • Successfully argued the Motor Carrier Act exemption to the FLSA applied to entire class of employees where there was a reasonable expectation that an interstate trip could be assigned to any member of the class of employees.  Allen v. Coil Tubing Servs., L.L.C., 846 F. Supp. 2d 678 (S.D. Tex. 2012).
  • Conducts independent investigations into employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
  • Provides compliance and risk awareness training for management and employees in various areas of Employment Law, including harassment training and FLSA compliance.
  • Trains supervisors in effective management techniques.

Professional Recognition

  • Louisiana Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2018

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Highest grade achieved in Common Law Contracts for Civil Law Students and Comparative Law courses
  • William L. Crowe Scholar

Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining FormanWatkins, Erin was a Partner with the law firm of Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, L.L.P., where she handled various litigation matters and served as outside general counsel for clients.

Organizations/Committee Membership

  • Society for Human Resources Management

Speaking Engagements

  • “Turning Words into Actions,” Perrin Diversity & Inclusion Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • “Top 8 at 8:00a.m., Eight Ways To Keep Your Practice  In Check and Compliant With Employment Laws,” Presenter, Fundamentals Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Assistant Bar Examiner for the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • CASA Jefferson Volunteer Event Coordinator