January 2024 – Chaffetz Lindsey is pleased to announce that Erin Valentine has been promoted to Partner, effective January 1, 2024.
Erin has been an integral part of the Chaffetz Lindsey team for nearly the entire duration of the firm’s existence, showcasing exceptional skills and dedication in advising individual and corporate clients on disputes in U.S. courts and before arbitral tribunals. Her extensive experience includes managing complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and international arbitrations in a diverse range of industries including insurance, construction, energy, entertainment, education, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. Erin has successfully represented insurance companies in complex coverage disputes, a foreign sovereign in ICC arbitration against a private tertiary education provider, and a Swiss financial institution in a series of bankruptcy adversary proceedings. Her accomplishments also include overturning a jury verdict in a Second Circuit Appeal in favor of a global reinsurer and representing a Bermuda fund manager and individual directors in fraud-related proceedings.
“Erin has been a mainstay of the firm since the beginning. She has contributed valuable work across our litigation, insurance, and insolvency practices. Equally important, through her deep understanding of our business, the needs of our clients, and those we work with around the world, she has had a crucial role in developing our practice and expanding our network. We are proud to welcome her to the partnership,” said Founding Partner Peter Chaffetz.
Chaffetz Lindsey’s Managing Partner, Charles Scibetta, commended Erin’s client-centric ethos and highlighted her contributions to the firm: “Erin’s deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and her ability to efficiently help them resolve their disputes have been instrumental in our firm’s success. We are fortunate to have her as a Partner, and we look forward to her continued impact on our clients and the firm as a whole.”
Erin is Adjunct Faculty at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches international civil litigation to LLM students. She is actively involved in the legal community, holding leadership positions at the New York State and City Bar Associations, and participating in organizations such as the International Fraud Group, ArbitralWomen, and the American Bar Association.
Erin has demonstrated a commitment to pro bono. She currently represents clients in asylum proceedings, and she previously represented the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture before the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining Chaffetz Lindsey, Erin was legal counsel at International Justice Network, representing individuals detained at the United States airbase in Bagram, Afghanistan, in habeas proceedings in both district and appellate courts.
Erin earned her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a James Wilson Scholar, Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, winner of the Blank Rome Alvin Ackerman Prize, and recipient of the Pro Bono Service Recognition Award. She received her B.A. from University of California, Irvine.
Chaffetz Lindsey is proud to have Erin as a Partner, recognizing her outstanding contributions, legal expertise, and unwavering commitment to the firm’s values.
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