Erin Sayes Kenny is a Partner at Taylor Porter, where she maintains a varied state and federal civil litigation and appellate practice, with an emphasis in commercial and tort litigation, including insurance defense and insurance coverage cases. Erin also regularly represents national and local companies in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels and retail stores, with an emphasis in alcoholic beverage licensing, compliance and enforcement issues. Erin was recently named by her peers among the 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Stars".
Erin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts; all federal district courts in Louisiana; and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her litigation experience includes numerous pre-trial motions, appeals and mediations. Erin also has served as both lead and co-counsel in several bench and jury trials before state and federal district courts.
In her representation of clients in the hospitality industry, Erin provides specialized knowledge of local and state laws and regulations governing alcoholic beverage licensing and compliance. Her clients also enjoy the benefits of her working relationship with the state and local regulators of the hospitality and alcoholic beverage industry.
Within the firm, Erin currently serves as chair of the Recruiting Committee. An active member of the Baton Rouge legal community, Erin is the chair-elect of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Council. She also serves as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and as a member of the LADC Young Lawyers Committee. Additionally, Erin serves the community as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge.
Prior to joining the firm, Erin graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Chancellor's List and a CALI award recipient. She also served as an issue editor and junior associate of the Louisiana Law Review. In 2007, Erin graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University. She was honored as a University Medalist for completing her undergraduate studies with a 4.0 GPA.