Jessica Erickson

Professor of Law


Professor Jessica Erickson teaches and writes in the areas of corporate governance and securities regulation. Her scholarship has appeared in the Notre Dame Law ReviewWilliam and Mary Law Review, and Iowa Law Review, among other venues. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty in 2007, Professor Erickson practiced corporate and securities law at Hunton & Williams LLP, where her practice included securities class actions, derivative suits, internal investigations, and mergers and acquisitions.   

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Professional Experience

Professor of Law (2013-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Assistant Professor of Law (2007-2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Associate, Corporate Governance and Securities Litigation Practice (2003-2007)
Hunton & Williams

Judicial Clerk (2002-2003)
Chief Judge Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit



Frequent Filers: The Problems of Shareholder Lawsuits and the Path to Reform (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform 2014) (with Adam Pritchard & Steven Choi).


The Market for Leadership in Corporate Litigation, __ U. Ill. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

The New Professional Plaintiffs in Shareholder Litigation, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 1089 (2013).

Overlitigating Corporate Fraud, 97 Iowa L. Rev. 49 (2011).

Corporate Governance in the Courtroom: An Empirical Analysis, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1749 (2010). 

Corporate Misconduct and the Perfect Storm of Shareholder Litigation, 84 Notre Dame L. Rev. 75 (2008). 


B.A., Amherst College 1998

J.D., Harvard Law School 2002

Contact Information

Room 207, Law School
(804) 289-8322
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation and Litigation