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Powers MediaWorks LLC provides strategic communications services to law firms, businesses and non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. Founded in 2000, the firm specializes in public relations, litigation communications, crisis communications, and media training.

Based in Houston, we have developed and implemented communications strategies for attorneys (plaintiffs and defense) responsible for legal matters throughout the United States and abroad, including:

  • High-profile corporate litigation
  • U.S. Supreme Court cases 
  • White collar crime allegations
  • War-related civil and military claims
  • College and professional sports controversies
  • Banking, insurance and securities litigation
  • Workplace litigation
  • Natural disaster-related claims
  • Wrongful death litigation
  • Refinery and rig accident litigation
  • Oil spill litigation
 
  • Consumer litigation
  • Enron and WorldCom litigation
  • Environmental and toxic tort litigation
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Largest arbitration award in New York Stock Exchange history
  • Health care regulatory issues and civil litigation
  • “9/11 Ground Zero” workers litigation
  • An international trade treaty
  • World War II slave labor reparation litigation
  • The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (with Project Associates Ltd., UK)

 

In non-litigation matters, Powers MediaWorks has advised legal, financial, medical and business professionals. The firm's clients have included a president of a major university, former CEOs of a multi-billion-dollar companies, professional and collegiate athletes and coaches, Gold Star families, a national energy organization, an international energy analyst, an international trade official, a national real estate developer, non-profit organizations, authors, a multi-national real estate services provider, a school district superintendent, and professional firefighters organizations.

Clients of Powers MediaWorks have appeared in or been featured in thousands of news reports in media outlets throughout the world, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Financial Times, Time, BusinessWeek, CNN, CNBC, CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, BBC Television, BBC Radio, MSNBC, American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and Fox News.

 

Erin Powers

Principal

A former journalist who has managed media, legislative and investigative projects for 26 years, Erin advises attorneys and business leaders responsible for high-profile and high-risk legal matters and crisis communications.

His litigation communications experience includes U.S. Supreme Court cases, white collar crime allegations, college and professional sports controversies, high-profile corporate litigation, workplace litigation, war-related military claims, civil rights claims, military veterans litigation, oil refinery and rig accident litigation, and major environmental litigation. He has presented papers and speeches about strategic communications issues at conferences throughout the nation.

Erin was a reporter for The Houston Chronicle and a correspondent for The Dallas Morning News. His reporting, writing and photographs also have appeared in Time, The Washington Post, The National Law Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, The Houston Business Journal, and wire service reports. He studied journalism at the University of Houston, where he was elected editor of the daily newspaper.

A former communications director at a Houston civil law firm, Erin's responsibilities there included media relations, client communications, and the development of witnesses for appearances at governmental hearings. The firm and co-counsel represented clients in nationally significant securities, health care fraud, and defective product litigation.

A three-time co-chair and 14-term member of the Houston Bar Association Law and the Media Committee, Erin was co-chair for the committee's 2016-2017 term. He is a member of the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication Advisory Board. He is chairman of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Charitable Foundation. From 2013 to 2016, he was a member of the board of directors of the Houston Fire Fighters Children's Burn Fund. From 2007 to 2012, he was a founding member of the board of directors of Comp-U-Dopt, Inc., a non-profit organization which provides computers and technology education to children in underserved communities of Houston. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

 

Latest News

  • The Houston Business Journal quotes Erin Powers in a report that explores economic indicators in the legal industry.

  • Law 360 quotes Erin Powers in a report on public relations fallout from the New York Times' firing of its executive editor.

  • Fortune / CNNMoney quotes Erin Powers in article about former cyclist and cancer activist Lance Armstrong's public relations challenges.

  • Powers MediaWorks LLC observes milestone that clients have appeared or been featured in 11,000 news reports worldwide since 2000.

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Powers MediaWorks LLC provides strategic communications services to law firms, businesses and non-profit organizations. Founded in 2000, the firm specializes in public relations, litigation communications, crisis communications, and media training.   more >