Erin E. Conway

Partner and Shareholder

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota
PHONE: 612-259-4800
FAX: 612-259-4810

Honors and Awards


Rising Scholar Writing Competition Award from the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, 2013


Chair’s Award for Substantial Written Work or Presentation from the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, 2016


Erin E. Conway

Erin E. Conway focuses her practice on assisting franchisees and dealers resolve their disputes with franchisors.  Erin has assisted franchisees in all stages of their franchise relationships, including reviewing franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents for prospective franchisees, drafting franchise agreement addenda, negotiating agreement changes with franchisors, and helping franchisees exit their franchise relationships as smoothly as possible.

Erin is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as an editor of the Minnesota Law Review, and was the recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship, the Montreville J. Brown Scholarship, and a Robina Public Policy Fellowship. During law school, she worked as a student director of the Special Education Law Clinic, and for the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, D.C. She did her undergraduate work at Duke University, where she was honored on the Dean’s List.


Impressive Accolades

In 2013, Erin received the prestigious Rising Scholar Writing Competition Award from the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising. Her article, “No Fair! Finding an Equitable Balance in Enforcement of Disclaimer Provisions in Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents,” was selected as the best entry among lawyers less than four years out of law school, and was published in the Winter 2014 issue of the Franchise Law Journal.

More About Erin

Erin is an avid outdoorswoman and bike commuter.  She lives in Minneapolis with her dog, Waffle.

Additional Qualifications

Learn more about Erin E. Conway’s legal experience and expertise by viewing her educational background, publications, and more.

Bar Admissions



University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
J.D. cum laude – 2012
Honors: Recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship
Honors: Robina Public Policy Fellowship
Honors: Montreville J. Brown Scholarship
Law Review: Minnesota Law Review, Online Managing Editor

Duke University
Honors: Dean’s List

Representative Cases

Andersen v. Griswold, 2015 WL 10739349 (N.D. Cal. 2015)(Franchisor’s CEO had to answer in federal court for fraud claims).

Janko Enterprises, Inc. v. Long John Silver’s, Inc., 2014 WL 11152378 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 3, 2014)(compelling Yum! Brands to produce all information tracking the performance of the Long John Silver’s brand leading up to a decision to divest the brand).

Lynch v. Math-U-See, Inc., 2013 WL 796531 (N.D. Ind. 2013)(upholding complaint for wrongful termination and breach of fiduciary duty)


Co-presenter, Current Events: Modernizing Your Franchise Documents to Address Recent Developments That Affect Franchise Systems, with Sawan Patel, webinar CLE for ABA Forum on Franchising

Editor, The Franchise Lawyer, 2016 to present

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Barley’s Angels Twin Cities, Membership Coordinator


Playing by the Rules: Legal Matters Concerning Craft Breweries in WI & MN, with Elliot Ginsburg and Jeffrey Glazer, Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, 2016

Co-author, Surviving the Tempest: Franchisees in the Brave New World of Joint Employers and $15 Now, with Caroline Fichter, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, Spring 2016

Cider: What the Fed?, with Elliot Ginsburg, Minnesota Grape Growers Association Cold Climate Conference, 2016

Beneath the Surface: Three Areas New Brewers Need to Approach with Caution, with Elliot Ginsburg and Evan Sallee, Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, 2015

“No Fair! Finding an Equitable Balance in Enforcement of Disclaimer Provisions in Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents”, Franchise Law Journal, Winter, 2014

Co-author, Minnesota Brewpub Distribution, with Elliot Ginsburg, Minnesota Beer, July, 2013