Biography

Erika is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration group and focuses her practice on resolving high-stakes commercial disputes with an international component, with an emphasis on Latin America and Asia.

A former general counsel for a litigation finance company, Erika has extensive experience in cross-border litigation, as well as enforcement and asset recovery. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Erika serves as an arbitrator for many of the leading arbitral institutions.

For every client, Erika believes in getting to the right result as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. She uses early and aggressive case assessment and creative problem solving to chart the most expeditious paths to the finish line by developing potential exit ramps and identifying and exploiting key leverage points.

Erika often serves her clients in the role of outside general counsel, partnering with executives and company leadership to advance their business goals, identify the impediments, and connect them with the smartest solutions. She also helps to guide international businesses in internal investigations and in crafting and implementing compliance programs.

Born in Brazil, Erika has developed a network of contacts throughout the world. She represents financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, distressed funds and high-net-worth investors in a wide variety of matters. A significant part of her practice is dedicated to disputes and monetization opportunities relating to Brazil and Latin America.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Erika was a partner in the New York office of an international law firm.

She previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for an international litigation finance company.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

For more than a decade, Erika has taught courses in international commercial arbitration and fashion law, as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law. She has also taught LL.M. courses in comparative corporate law at the Swiss International Law School and has served as a guest lecturer in international arbitration courses at Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of São Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Erika is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the "Super Lawyers" list for Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in New York, NY (2016-2020)*

*Awards Methodology