Erika is a trusted adviser to companies seeking to expand or shrink their global foothold. She guides clients through office openings and closures; the execution of global assignments and expatriate agreements; the rollout of global policies, benefit plans and codes of conduct; and the design of competitive, compliant non-U.S. employment packages and agreements, with an emphasis on trade secret protection. She has also helped clients navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 regulations in dozens of countries.
Additionally, Erika advises on executive hiring and termination, restructuring and layoffs. And she works with clients to navigate claims of sexual harassment and other employee misconduct and subsequent investigations.
Cross-border M&A deals are a core part of Erika’s practice. She performs due diligence to proactively identify employment risks and provides practical counsel on business transfer regulations and workforce integration considerations.
Data Privacy Compliance
As the regulations surrounding cross-border data transfers tighten, Erika helps clients keep pace with the latest compliance standards around the world. She brings particular experience with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), advising on requirements for information flows to the U.S.
Before joining Faegre Drinker, Erika worked as a partner at a national law firm focusing on labor and employment, litigation, and health and life sciences. While there, she distinguished herself as co-head of the firm’s international employment law group. She was also previously chair of the international employment law groups at two major international law firms.
Erika was a collegiate rower and still rows with a masters group near her home in Connecticut. She loves cooking gourmet meals, traveling around the globe and walking her Cavachon puppy, Bella.