Erica is an experienced employment attorney that advises employers on COVID-19 issues, EEOC/DFEH compliance, wage and hour requirements, classification of employees, accommodation, leaves of absence, competition, compensation, recruiting, hiring, discipline, individual terminations, furloughs, reductions in force, harassment, notice requirements and other personnel issues. She regularly prepares employment-related agreements, correspondence, handbooks, policies and other resources for employers.
Erica is also a seasoned litigator and has substantial experience litigating individual, class and collective actions, representing clients before government agencies and conducting pre-litigation internal investigations.
Erica also advises employers engaged in corporate transactions, performs employment-related due diligence and analyzes risk related to pending and potential employment litigation.
Prior to joining Fenwick, Erica served as counsel at an Am Law 100 firm where she advised employers and represented companies of all sizes in a wide array of industries in complex commercial and employment litigation.
Erica maintains an active pro bono practice. She has assisted indigent clients with employment matters, as well as helped them qualify for political asylum, recover government benefits, expunge criminal records and avoid eviction. She has also partnered with nonprofits and civil rights organizations on impact litigation relating to youth advocacy, gun control and immigration.
Erica serves on the board of directors of One Circle Foundation, an organization that promotes resiliency and healthy development in children, youth, adults and communities.
Education & Admissions
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
Notes Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Admitted to practice in California
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit