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Erin Sears, Esq.

Email: esears@g-s.com    Phone: (202) 370-7684

Erin focuses on associate and junior partner placements in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Prior to joining Garrison & Sisson, Erin practiced for twelve years in DC as a litigator at Paul Hastings, as well as at Three Crowns, a high-end international arbitration boutique. She had a successful career in big law, which included dedicating significant time to recruiting and marketing efforts and mentoring attorneys.

Having experienced lateral moves herself, she also knows firsthand the multiple components and nuanced attention to detail that career change – and professional growth – require. “The depth of opportunities in this legal market empower attorneys to continue to challenge themselves, and when that means it is time to make a strategic lateral move, candidates benefit from considering all of their options. In my opinion, the best move is determined by the best fit,” according to Erin.

As an attorney, she enjoyed a diverse, global practice focused on complex litigation (e.g., commercial, patent, securities), government investigations and international arbitration, among other things. She has significant trial and motions practice experience from litigating more than a dozen cases that went to trial, settled on the courthouse steps, or had an interim measures and/or merits hearing before arbitration panels seated in the U.S. and around the world. She also handled a number of matters before various regulators, including the New York Attorney General and National Advertising Division.

Erin earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a member of the Washington University Law Quarterly law review. She received her B.S. from the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating magna cum laude with double degrees in International Business and Logistics & Transportation. Erin also minored in Portuguese and Spanish, as well as performed coursework at the University of Fortaleza in Brazil.

Erin is a native of the DC area – born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, but now a long-term resident of DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and endurance sports. She is also a board member of the Rosedale Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Cleveland Park’s village green, and the Hawaii International HOPE Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to community development efforts in impoverished areas of Southeast Asia.