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Erica is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group and an ambassador member of the Records and E-Discovery Group. She practices primarily products liability litigation with a focus on representing pharmaceutical and medical device clients in both state and federal courts, including in multidistrict litigations and class actions. She has experience conducting pre-litigation risk assessments, developing litigation strategy, drafting and arguing motions, coordinating large-scale discovery efforts, working with experts, and preparing for trial.  She has also been involved in defending clients in government investigations, False Claims Act litigation, and third party payor class actions.


  • Columbia University, 2005, B.A., Columbia College, Philosophy-Economics, John Jay Scholar
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2008, J.D., Articles Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

  • California

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles, Mass Torts Committee Co-Chair
  • Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, Former Concertmaster
  • Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee, Member

  • English
  • Mandarin

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion on the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Class Action (2013-2019)
  • Pasadena Magazine, “Top Attorney” in Commercial Litigation (2011-2015)
  • Reed Smith Pro Bono Honor Roll for multiple years since 2009