Perez-Coleman, Erin
Profile

Erin Perez-Coleman is a co-founder and partner of Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP. Erin’s practice focuses on matters involving complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense in both state and federal courts. She regularly represents individuals and companies in a wide range of litigation matters including healthcare fraud, political corruption, bribery, SEC violations, government investigations, money laundering, and environmental crimes. Erin’s litigation practice also includes successfully carrying out internet enforcement actions against cybercrime and defending companies in data privacy litigation.

Since forming Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP in 2018, Erin has been involved in several high-stakes civil litigation matters.  Erin currently represents an inventor of a near-field communications ring in a patent infringement case where the plaintiff seeks damages of $29 million.  Esos Rings, Inc. v. Joseph Prencipe, et al. (Case No. BC652020).  Recently, Erin successfully settled a lawsuit filed by a company and its managing members alleging breach of contract and fraud.  Bottled by the Beach, LLC, v. Concrete Jungle Brewing Project LLC, et al. (2019-00526389-CU-CO-VTA).

Erin also has extensive experience in representing clients in large criminal prosecutions.  Currently, Erin represents a chiropractor accused of participating in a multi-million-dollar kickback scheme.  United States v. Brian Carrico, et al., (Case No. SA CR 18-120-JLS).

Prior to founding Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP, Erin worked at top international law firms, including Arent Fox LLP and Alston & Bird LLP.

Representative Cases

Civil Litigation

      • Represent client in patent infringement case alleging millions of dollars in damages.
      • Defended mortgage servicers in defense of foreclosure actions (wrongful foreclosure, violations of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, HAMP).
      • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of City claiming multiple False Claims Act violations by former developers.
      • Represent whistleblowers alleging bribes and kickbacks under the False Claims Act against public entity.
      • Represented multiple limited liability companies relating to breach of contract disputes and breach of duties.
      • Defended City in SEC litigation relating to alleged fraudulent municipal bond offering.
      • Represented Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft v. John Does) in various injunction proceedings for the seizure of internet domains used to operate illegal botnets.
      • Obtained dismissal on behalf of utility company against allegations of violations relating to nuclear waste storage.

White Collar, Government Investigations, and Criminal

      • Multiple representations on behalf of healthcare companies and healthcare industry professional accused of False Claims act violations.
      • Represented former Sheriff of Los Angeles accused of crimes relating to obstruction of justice and perjury.
      • Defended jewelers in counterfeit charges brought by Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
      • Defended seafarer accused of violations related to “oil dumping” by U.S. Attorney’s office.
      • Represent client in criminal matter wherein the founder and former CEO was charged with wire fraud to investors for millions of dollars.
      • Multiple representations of political officials in state and federal investigations.
      • Represented client in alleged large-scale customs violations investigation and alleged money laundering scheme
Education
  • Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certificate, 2011
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 2007) High Honors