Erin Green Comite


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Served in the White House as Assistant to the Special Counsel to President Clinton
  • Volunteers assisting immigrant women, as survivors of domestic violence, with temporary residency applications.

BIO:

Erin Green Comite is a partner in the Firm’s Connecticut office and currently serves in a leadership role in a number of complex class actions throughout the United States, representing the rights of shareholders, employees, consumers, and other individuals harmed by corporate misrepresentation and malfeasance.

While Ms. Comite is experienced in all aspects of complex pre-trial litigation, she is particularly accomplished in achieving favorable results in discovery disputes. In Hohider v. United Parcel Service, Inc., Ms. Comite spearheaded a nearly year-long investigation into every facet of UPS’s preservation methods, requiring intensive, full-time efforts by a team of attorneys and paralegals well beyond that required in the normal course of pre-trial litigation. Ms. Comite assisted in devising the plan of investigation in weekly conference calls with the Special Master, coordinated the review of over 30,000 documents that uncovered a blatant trail of deception and prepared dozens of briefs to describe the spoliation and its ramifications on the case to the Special Master. In reaction to UPS’s flagrant discovery abuses brought to light through the investigation, the Court conditioned the parties’ settlement of the three individual ADA cases on UPS adopting and implementing preservation practices that passed the approval of the Special Master

In addition, Ms. Comite counsels sexual assault survivors, supports Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and March of Dimes/March for Babies.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

  • In re The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litig., MDL No. 2583 (N.D. Ga.) ($27.25 million settlement)
  • In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litig., MDL No. 2522 (D. Minn.) ($59 million settlement)
  • Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union v. Kmart Corp., No. 15-cv-02228 (N.D. Ill.), Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee ($8.1 million settlement)
  • Howerton v. Cargill, Inc., No. 13-cv-00336 (D. Haw.) ($6.1 settlement)
  • In re Nutella Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., No. 11-cv-01086 (D.N.J.) ($2.5 million settlement)
  • First Choice Federal Credit Union v. The Wendy’s Co., No. 16-cv-00506 (W.D. Pa.)
  • In re Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Data Security Litig., No. 17-mi-55555 (N.D. Ga.)
    ($2.3 million settlement)
  • In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., MDL No. 2800 (N.D. Ga.)
  • Forth v. Walgreen Co, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-02246 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Aquilina v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, No. 1:18-cv-00496 (D. Haw.)
  • Morrow v. Ann, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-03340 (S.D.N.Y.) ($8.1 million settlement)
  • Murr v. Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., 13-cv-1091 (E.D. Va.) ($7.3 million settlement)
  • In re Priceline.com Securities Litig. ($80 million settlement)
  • Schnall v. Annuity and Life Re (Holdings) Ltd. ($27 million settlement)
  • In re Qwest Communications International, Inc. (settlement obtaining $25 million for the company and achieving corporate governance reforms aimed at ensuring board independence).

Ms. Comite’s appellate victories in consumer class actions include:

  • Nunes v. Saks Inc., 2019 WL 2305039 (9th Cir. May 30, 2019)
  • Chavez v. Nestle USA, Inc., 511 F. App’x 606 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • In re Nutella Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., 589 F. App’x 53 (3d Cir. 2014) (defending settlement from professional objectors)