Finalist

Erika Anderson

GCR LLP

Young Attorneys 2010: 1-2 years

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.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2010

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2010 Finalists

1-2 years

Erika Anderson

GCR LLP

Robert Bello

Berman & Riedel LLP

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Shawn Cobb

Latham & Watkins

N. Ben Cramer

Mulligan & Banham

Ahmed Diab

Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman P.C.

Dawn Fonseca

Littler Mendelson

Renee Galente

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Eric Ganci

Galente Ganci APC

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Kimberly Kirkpatrick

The Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck

Araceli Martinez

Law Offices of Araceli Martinez

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Mhairi Ransom

Allen Matkins

Geoffrey Spreter

Law Offices of Alex Schack

3-5 years

Cecilia Brennan

GCR LLP

Marissa Dragoo

GCR LLP

Kriste Draper

Children’s Advocacy Institute, USD School of Law

Andrew Gregor

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ben Howard

Neil Dymott

Michael Kinslow

Zalkin Law Firm PC

Maureen Mueller

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie

Puja Sachdev

Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood

Jason Schingler

Worden Williams APC

Daphne Skogen

Herold & Sager

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Shawn Tafreshi

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Ben Wagner

Mintz Levin

Colleen Warren

Lewis & Warren APLC

6-7 years

Andrew Abrams

Fish & Richardson

Elizabeth Barros

Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.

Graham Buccigross

Sheppard Mullin

Courtney Bunt

Duane Morris LLP

Ted Fates

Allen Matkins

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Lara Garner

Fish & Richardson

Jennifer Hansen

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC

Jeremiah Moffit

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Ronson Shamoun

RJS Law

Joshua Sonné

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP

Matt Steiner

Morrison & Foerster

Tamera Weisser

Jones Day

David Zachry

Procopio

Bryan Ziegler

County of San Diego

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Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.