Erin McCloskey Maus

Erin Maus

Erin advises clients on international and domestic products liability and mass tort litigation and assists companies in assessing supply chain risk and handling various product-related compliance issues. Complementing her product liability practice is a commercial litigation and business consulting practice for product manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers, with a particular focus on product regulatory compliance and global product recalls. She has handled and tried cases in state and federal courts across the country, managed multidistrict litigation, and handled domestic and international arbitrations.

Erin’s product liability practice involves representing and advising domestic and international manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers from varied market sectors, with a focus on consumer goods, electronics, technology, automotive, food, and medical devices. She advises clients on how to assess and reduce supply chain risk, identify and respond to various product compliance issues, and handle all aspects of conducting a global product recall, including crisis management, regulatory notifications, implementing a corrective action plan, complying with government investigations, and planning and preparing for eventual civil litigation. Erin’s commercial litigation and business consulting practice includes contract, warranty, distribution, dealer, sales of goods, and Uniform Commercial Code issues. 


Representative Matters

  • Trial team for a U.S. poultry processor in an alleged wrongful death product liability case arising from an outbreak of food-borne illnesses
  • Trial team for a foreign manufacturer in multidistrict litigation pending in New Orleans and against multiple state class actions involving an allegedly defective home construction product. Also advised client on recall, government investigation, and compliance-related issues
  • Arbitration team for international commercial dispute related to global product recall expenses for automotive component
  • Trial team for injunction proceedings on behalf of a U.S. manufacturer in a commercial dispute involving technology and equipment warranty claims and fraudulent draws on dozens of letters of credit
  • Obtained for a consumer electronics manufacturer early dismissal of a federal consumer fraud class action stemming from alleged product defects
  • Defended a supplier of home building products against individual and class actions for alleged product defects
  • Defended a global manufacturer of a children’s toy against a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a house fire
  • Defended a global manufacturer of furniture products against multiple wrongful death lawsuits stemming from a large furniture warehouse fire
  • Defended U.S. and European industrial barrel refurbishers against a mass tort state class action lawsuit alleging environmental contamination
  • Resolved a commercial dispute between Hong Kong and U.S. corporations involving warranty issues and Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code




  • J.D. Loyola University Chicago School of Law 1999
  • B.S. Cornell University 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association