Erika Anderson is an associate in the San Diego office of GCR LLP. Practicing in civil litigation, education law, and labor and employment, she has specialized in labor negotiations, contract grievances, unfair practice disputes and discipline matters. In her civil litigation practice, Anderson recently worked on a complicated international contract dispute, helping GCR’s client reach settlement on the eve of trial. While in representation of school district clients across the state, she has participated in contentious contract negotiations and worked to address grievances and unfair practice charges filed on behalf of represented employee groups.
Anderson recently co-authored an article about student privacy rights in the sphere of social media and has previously published an article on employee privacy rights for the American Bar Association’s “Employment Law & Litigation” newsletter.
Anderson serves as a board member for the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Young New Lawyers Division, the San Diego Lawyers Club and the California Council of School Attorneys.
She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. While in law school, she was a member and vice president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, representing indigent clients in a variety of cases, including housing and eviction, benefits and family law cases often dealing with difficult issues of domestic violence and drug abuse. In addition, she served as a senior editor on the Harvard Environmental Law Review; was a project chair for legal research and special projects for Harvard Law School’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, working with the local chapter to address discriminatory enforcement of federal immigration laws by state police officers and the potential abuse of tazers in apprehending nonviolent suspects; and interned with the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, where she helped craft legislation on educational rights for homeless children while simultaneously working on a class-action suit against the state of Massachusetts regarding inequality in funding for minority school districts.
While completing her undergraduate degree, Anderson volunteered as a victim and witness advocate with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, helping victims of violent felony crimes navigate the confusing and often impersonal criminal justice system while trying to transition back into their normal lives.