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Overview

Ericka uses ingenuity and persistence to create innovative solutions for clients.

She draws on her past experiences as a financial services compliance officer, where one of her main tasks was to advise on whether company policies and procedures and operations were compliant with federal regulations, to offer a fresh perspective on laws applicable to financial institutions and other lenders. Ericka advises consumer finance clients on compliance and risk mitigation.

These clients count on Ericka to bring tenacity, care and attention to each of their matters. She takes time to understand their unique characteristics – and to make sure they understand the complex regulations that affect their specific circumstances.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Ericka served as an extern for the Hon. James M. Dowd, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, and as an intern at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Division. She also served as a summer associate at the firm.


Services

Recognition

  • Pro Bono Hall of Fame, Missouri Bar, 2017
  • Saint Louis University Law Award for Leadership, 2017
  • Excellence Award in Torts, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
  • B.S., Morris Brown College
    • Political Science
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Business Law Committee, 2018-present
  • Mound City Bar Association, Community Engagement Committee, 2017-2018
Experience
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of $750,000 claim alleging toxic exposures at Canadian facility that formerly belonged to client, a large petroleum and petrochemical distributor.
  • Regularly reviews annual and quarterly reports required by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Advises clients on registration of securities and applicable federal and state exemptions to registration.
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Outside the Office

Ericka travels at every opportunity. She loves to learn about different cultures and ways of life. Her favorite stops have been Paris, Mexico City, and Montreal. She also enjoys domestic travel and has visited most of our country’s major cities.

Ericka enjoys trying new restaurants and is excited about the growing culinary scene in St. Louis.

Community Leadership

Ericka is committed to supporting underrepresented individuals in the community.

She promotes outreach activities and charitable drives for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and provides legal guidance and generates awareness for the expansion of diversity in media through Continuity.

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Young Friends Board, 2018-present
  • Continuity, Board of Directors, 2018-present