Erin Holyoke

Erin Holyoke is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor and Employment practice group. She represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters.

What do you focus on?

Today I focus my practice on three main areas.

Litigation of Employment Disputes

I’ve represented employers in the litigation of employment disputes in federal and state court arising out of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, FLSA, and state wage and hour claims, as well as workplace safety (OSHA).

Matters before the NLRB

I also advise employers on union avoidance related issues and defend employers against unfair labor practice charges and other disputes before the National Labor Relations Board.

Counseling Employers

Much of my work involves counseling employers on a broad range of employment related matters, including employee handbooks, wage and hour law and discipline and discharge issues.       

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been following the changing landscape regarding employees expanding civil liberties and rights, which I believe will greatly impact employers in the years ahead.


  • “Employment Issues,” LA BioStart Legal Basics Program, February 2018
  • “Employment Issues,” LA BioStart Legal Basics Program, Los Angeles, CA, July 2017
  • “Marijuana in California,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 2017

East County gym sued over transgender locker access

Fox 5 San Diego | May 01, 2018

Los Angeles labor and employment associate Erin Holyoke is quoted in this article about a discrimination lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody and the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties on behalf of their client Christynne Wood, a transgender woman, against a Crunch Fitness gym in San Diego county.


Erin Holyoke


Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6031

Fax: 855-803-1806

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., Notes Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Public Interest Law Foundation Grant recipient

University of Washington, B.A.


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