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 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 on the Strategic Planning Committee and Recruiting Committee. Erin is an active member of the Baton Rouge legal community. She is an elected council member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. She also serves as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the LADC Young Lawyers Committee. In 2015, the LADC recognized Erin as a Finalist for The Frank L. Maraist Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and education. Additionally, Erin serves the community as co-chair of the BRBA Volunteer Committee and 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.