Prior to joining NRGI, Erica practiced as an attorney for over five years in the energy and infrastructure projects group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where she managed numerous complex transactions in the areas of energy and natural resources, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. Her pro bono projects included work on parliamentary oversight of extractive industry contracts, as well as engagement through the International Senior Lawyers Project on governance reforms in Africa.
Erica leads NRGI's multifaceted engagement with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which includes supporting the NRGI representative to the EITI International Board, providing technical assistance to EITI processes globally and conducting research on EITI-related issues.
Erica received a B.A. in government and a certificate in African studies from Harvard College and a M.S. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received a Chayes International Public Service Fellowship to work on legal and judicial reform in Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank.