Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. He is now an associate at Littler Mendelson, the world's top-rated Labor and Employment Law firm.
Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps., from which Erik draws his rigor and precision while representing his clients.
Erik has also worked extensively in the business start-up world of San Francisco as a former Director of Marketing and Chief Operations Officer. From this background, Erik generates unique solutions to challenging problems in litigation and in business transactions.
Erik holds CALI Excellence for the Future Award, and a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, in Negotiation and Settlement. He also holds degrees in Social Psychology, Criminology, and Conflict Resolution from UC Irvine.