Erica Kitaev’s practice focuses on the defense of complex commercial disputes, including class actions, with a special emphasis on privacy concerns, discovery management and advocacy and data security breaches. Erica has represented businesses at both the trial and appellate levels in courts throughout the country.
Erica is a member of BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection Team and has assisted clients in assessing and complying with obligations under various privacy laws, including data breach response laws, assessing breach response plans and protocols and responding to data breaches. She is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a designation that demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of privacy practices and principles, and is the co-chair of the IAPP’s Denver-Boulder KnowledgeNet Program. Erica is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she teaches a seminar on privacy law. She is a member of the advisory board for the Privacy Foundation at the Sturm College of Law, which conducts research and educates practitioners of the legal profession and the general public about technologies that affect personal privacy. In addition, she is a contributor to BakerHostetler’s Data Privacy Monitor blog and a frequent writer and speaker on privacy topics.
In addition to her work in the privacy area, Erica is a member of the firm’s E-Discovery Advocacy & Management practice team, and has experience working with and obtaining the objectives of a broad range of clients, from small businesses to FORTUNE 500 companies. Her representative experience includes:
While in law school, Erica served as a judicial extern for The Honorable S. Arthur Spiegel in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Prior to entering the legal profession, Erica was a professor of music.
5/17/2013 - Rico Munn and Erica Gann Kitaev to Speak on Crisis Management at APSCU Convention
2/26/2013 - International Compendium of Data Privacy Laws
1/7/2013 - Erica Gann Kitaev: Predictive Coding Is Next Wave of Managing E-Discovery