Registered Lobbyist, Government Relations Expert, Three State Barred Attorney
District of Columbia
- General Advice
- H-1B Visa
- Breach of Contract
- Cease & Desist Letter
- Demand Letter
"Erika helped me in understanding the best ways to contact Congressional offices. I own a lobbying firm and had a series of clients that would be visiting D.C. to advocate for appropriations requests. Erika assisted us in prepping for the meetings, scheduling meetings, and the best way to communicate our message."
"Erika assisted me by drafting an Assignment Agreement for a wholesale real estate transaction. Due to the complexities of assisgment contracts, I was happy to have her contract drafting expertise. I have closed multiple successful transactions using her contract with no issue."
Diversity & Inclusion Federal Lead - Manager
Feb 2019 - Dec 2019
Develop measurable strategies to positively blend communications, policy and social consciousness to encourage positive brand reputation by connecting the brand to opportunities that would support minorities through public policy and internal company policies.
Significantly increased McDonald’s Corporation’s connection to U.S. Congress affinity caucuses and Congressional Members
United States House of Representatives
Director of Policy
Feb 2015 - Feb 2019
Established legislative positions and strategies to advance the policy goals for Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.
Office policy expert in the following portfolio: Agriculture, Diversity, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Infrastructure, Judiciary, Small Business, Transportation.
United States Food and Drug Adminstration
Regulatory and Compliance Counsel
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
Drafted and critically reviewed policies and program proposals and decisions on tobacco product regulation and compliance and enforcement activities.
Supervised field agents and assured compliance with FDA regulations on retail tobacco sales.
Created an over 1,000 entry policy database, which is used by the FDA Division of State Programs-Inspection Coordination Branch, to promote consistency
USiLaw- Comprehensive Global Immigration Law Firm
Consulting Business Immigration Attorney
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
Successfully drafted and submitted over 200 H-1B visa petitions for a Fortune 500 Company
Trained attorneys on I-129 forms, G-28 forms, LCAs, and effective support letters