Ericka Spears’s practice involves a variety of litigation matters, including investigations in support of the firm’s role as counsel to the court-appointed Trustee under SIPA in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. In addition, Ms. Spears practices employment litigation defense.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Ms. Spears was a law clerk at the Kroger Company, where she provided research and writing services for attorneys in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, trademark and advertising law and regulatory law. Ms. Spears gained experience in handling litigation matters from an in-house perspective, including answering discovery requests and third-party subpoenas. She also worked as a summer associate for a large Cincinnati law firm, where she worked on a variety of corporate and litigation matters.
During law school, Ms. Spears was an Associate Member and Citations Editor of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and a student blogger for the University of Cincinnati College of Law website. Her publications include “Strangers with Our Faces: How the Communications Decency Act Can Prevent Right of Publicity Stunts,” 79 U. Cin. L. Rev. 409. She was an active member of the National Black Law Students Association, where she organized the Annual Hoxworth Blood Drive for two years. In addition, Ms. Spears received the Professor Nora J. Lauerman Family Law Prize and was on the Dean’s List.
During college, Ms. Spears worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Fisher College of Business, Department of Marketing and Logistics, and was a summer intern in Procter & Gamble’s Career in Business Initiative Program. She received the Fisher College of Business Pace Setter and Outstanding Service Awards.
Ms. Spears is a member of the American, Ohio State and Cincinnati Bar Associations.