Erica M. Carroll is an associate in the Business Department and a member of the Commercial Finance practice group. Erica represents private and not-for-profit companies in a wide variety of areas, including lending and lease finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance. Erica advises clients in various industries, including health care, e-commerce, and manufacturing. She is experienced advising not-for profit corporations focused on transportation solutions for the elderly, education, women’s issues, and youth advocacy.
Erica gained previous experience while serving as a judicial intern in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and an intern in the Connecticut General Assembly. Additionally, Erica gained practical legal experience through the University of Connecticut’s Asylum and Human Rights Clinic. Arguing before the Hartford Immigration Court, Erica won political asylum for a family of Haitian refugees. Erica continues to devote time to the underserved through the firm’s pro bono efforts. Through the firm’s partnership with Kids in Need of Defense, a non-profit organization committed to providing legal counsel to refugee and immigrant children in the U.S. without their parents, Erica represents children in immigration court proceedings. In addition, she serves on the firm’s Literacy Team as a tutor and works one-on-one with students in Boston Public Schools.
Prior to law school, Erica worked in higher education as the Associate Director of Admissions at a highly selective liberal arts college. She also gained experience in financial analysis working for a diversified financial services company.
During law school, Erica served as an editor of the Connecticut Law Review and as outreach chair of the Public Interest Law Group. She was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship as well as the CALI Excellence Award for class performance in Moot Court.