Erica Barrow

Associate

New York
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Overview

Erica Barrow is a commercial litigator. She represents her clients in state and federal court in complex business litigation. Erica's experience working as a law clerk, combined with her resourceful and innovative approach to her work, allows her to effectively advocate on behalf of clients.

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  • Regularly appears as appellate and trial counsel in various matters defending allegations of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative claims and other business torts.
  • Successfully defended a nationally-recognized sweepstakes and marketing brand in advertising class action alleging the company engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
  • Defended New York-based biotechnology company in data privacy putative class action resulting in favorable settlement.
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Experience

  • Regularly appears as appellate and trial counsel in various matters defending allegations of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative claims and other business torts.
  • Successfully defended a nationally-recognized sweepstakes and marketing brand in advertising class action alleging the company engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
  • Defended New York-based biotechnology company in data privacy putative class action resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Defended client against allegations of political corruption lodged by governmental agency.
  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
    • Represents the Trustee in litigation against a Madoff insider involving active discovery disputes and motion practice.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York State Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section: Women's Initiative on Excellence in the Courtroom Honor
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD): Fellow (2018)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department: Character & Fitness Committee

Community

  • Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Mentor

Pro Bono

  • Successfully appealed an order of removal in an immigration matter to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seeking Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture.
  • Served as special assistant corporation counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York. Conducted and defended numerous depositions on behalf of the City of New York in various tort lawsuits.

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Anil C. Singh, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division (2014 to 2016)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2013)
  • New York County District Attorney’s Office: Legal Intern (2012)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Liam McKechnie of the Supreme Court of Ireland (2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2013; Fordham International Law Journal, Staff Member
  • B.A., Social Science, Fordham University, 2008