Erin has dedicated her career to seeking justice for those injured or killed during the course of air travel. As part of Kreindler’s aviation practice, she maintains a particular focus on the representation of passengers killed in general aviation accidents and commercial airline disasters. Erin recently was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Boeing 737 MAX litigation against Boeing and other defendants.
Ms. Applebaum was recently appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 lawsuit against The Boeing Company and other defendants.
Erin also maintains a robust practice representing passengers who have been seriously injured during commercial flights. She specializes in litigating claims governed by the Montreal Convention and teaches a popular aviation accident CLE course for other attorneys - “Montreal Convention for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: Representing Passenger Personal Injury Claims Arising on International Flights.” For the highly respected, industry-wide publication, “Annals of Air and Space Law,” published by McGill University, Erin contributed her insight to a recent landmark decision regarding British Airways and laws governing the legal rights of passengers injured or killed while traveling on an international flight.
Erin is an active member of several legal professional groups and was recently appointed chair of the Aeronautics Committee of the New York City Bar Association for 2023-24. She has been selected each year since 2012 as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of Aviation and Aerospace Law for the New York Metro Area. Erin is a member of the American Association for Justice, in which she participates in the Aviation Section and the Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus; and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), in which she is a Vice Chair on the Aviation and Space Law Committee.
For 2023-24, Erin was recently appointed co-chair of the Aeronautics Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Erin also participates in a mentorship program through her alma mater advising current Brooklyn Law students who have expressed a developing interest in plaintiffs’ litigation or aviation law.