Erica leads NRGI’s portfolio of research, technical assistance, capacity development and advocacy on government and private sector policies and public oversight mechanisms that shape extractive sector governance. She is a lawyer and provides policy advice in resource-rich countries worldwide, as well as in international multi-stakeholder initiatives. Erica oversees a team of experts based in NRGI’s global and regional offices and contributes to the strategic direction of the organization. She is also a member of the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Prior to joining NRGI, Erica was in the energy and infrastructure group at Skadden, where she advised clients on energy, natural resource and infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the U.S. Her pro bono projects included work on parliamentary oversight of extractive industry contracts, as well as engagement through the International Senior Lawyers Project advising the government of Liberia on the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
Erica holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.Sc. in development management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in government from Harvard College. At Harvard, she received a Chayes International Public Service Fellowship to work on legal and judicial reform in Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank.