Erika Rasch

Counsel

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Erika Rasch specializes in commercial litigation and trial work, representing diverse clients in their most sensitive and complex matters.  She focuses on developing case strategies and achieving outcomes that serve both her clients’ litigation and business goals.  Her broad range of complex litigation experience includes class actions and shareholder derivative actions, securities, antitrust, employee benefits, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D. 
  • Cal State University - Long Beach, B.A. English Literature: summa cum laude

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • Honorable Alvin W. Thompson, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Volunteer

  • Coach, Mock Trial Team, Garden Grove High School
  • Successfully represented a global leader in the development of innovative pharmaceutical and medical device products in a three-week trial involving misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Obtained dismissal of multiple shareholder derivative suits challenging a publicly-traded Delaware corporation’s executive compensation practices 
  • Represented a financial services company in an employee benefits class action challenging the actions of its fiduciary committee in connection with its 401(k) plan
  • Represented a drug manufacturer in a federal securities class action lawsuit regarding a product recall
  • Represented a public healthcare company and its board of directors in litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duties under Delaware law in connection with the company's acquisition
  • Represented international shoe manufacturer in high-stakes copyright infringement case