Erica Jones is a litigation associate in the District of Columbia with a practice encompassing a wide range of litigation, business, regulatory, and corporate governance matters. She has expertise in complex securities litigation issues surrounding financial statements, disclosures, materiality, and investigations. This expertise is bolstered by her ongoing pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Erica has significant experience in litigating securities class actions and derivative suits and has represented white collar clients in investigations by the SEC, DOJ, and state attorneys’ offices.
Erica has a burgeoning practice in antitrust law, where she has advised on matters involving alleged claims of price fixing, restraint of supply, monopolization, group boycott, bid rigging, and collusion across multiple industries, including agriculture and health care. She is also a member of the litigation team that represents the Financial Oversight and Management Board in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy proceedings.
In addition, Erica maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration law, compassionate release and habeas corpus, and racial justice. She is an associate trustee with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and was recognized with high honors by the District of Columbia Courts’ 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. Erica demonstrates leadership within the firm as the associate chairperson of the Washington, D.C. Summer Program and as a member of Proskauer’s Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. Erica strives to stay on the cutting edge of developing areas of law through her membership in Proskauer’s COVID-19 Task Force, ESG Working Group, and Private Credit Litigation Group. She is also a member of the International Association of Young Layers (“AIJA”), and sits on its Commercial Fraud Commission.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Erica was an intern with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice in the Constitutional and Specialized Tort Litigation Section. Erica earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Dean’s Scholar Prize in “Legal Profession - The New Market for Personal Legal Services: Ethical and Professional Challenges” and studied with honors in a small seminar with now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While at Harvard, Erica served as a chairperson of the Women’s Law Association and as a line editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. She was also a research assistant for lecturer on law, Diane Rosenfeld. Before beginning her study of the law, Erica graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature and Media Studies from Auburn University, where she was a Presidential Merit Scholar.