Jessica Erickson

Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Law

Profile

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.   

Presentations

Presenter, "Investing in Corporate Procedure," Institutional Investor Activism in the Trump Era, Boston University Law Review (Nov. 2018).

Presenter, "Automating Securities Class Action Settlements," Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop, University of Richmond (Oct. 2018).

Presenter," The Lost Lessons of Shareholder Derivative Suits," National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Georgia (June 2018).

Presenter, "The Lost Lessons of Shareholder Derivative Suits," Oceans Apart: Corporate and Securities Litigation  and Regulation in Comparative Perspective, Trinity College and Fordham University, Dublin, Ireland (April 2018).

Presenter, "Market for Corporate Procedure," AALS Annual Meeting, San Deigo (Jan. 2018).

Presenter, "The Market for Corporate Procedure," Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop, UCLA School of Law (Oct. 2017).

Presenter, "Bespoke Discovery," Vanderbilt Law Review Symposium (Oct. 2017).

"The Market for Corporate Procedure," National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City (June 2017).

Presenter, "The Market for Corporate Procedure," Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy Corporate Law Colloquium, Fordham Law School, New York (April 2017).

Presenter, "Piling On? An Empirical Study of Parallel Derivative Suits," Conference for Empirical Studies, Duke Law School (Nov. 2016).

Presenter, "The Gatekeepers of Shareholder Litigation," Confronting New Market Realities: Implications for Stockholder Rights to Vote, Sell, and Sue, University of Oklahoma (Nov. 2016).

Panelist, "Supreme Court 2016-2017 Term - Potential Impacts on the Business Community," Annual Corporate Counsel Fall Forum, Virginia Bar Association (Oct. 2016).

Presenter, "The (Un)Changing Derivative Suit," Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop, University of Illinois (Oct. 2016).

Presenter, "Heightened Procedure," Civil Procedure Workshop, Seattle University (July 2016).

Bar Admissions

Virginia

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

Publications

Books

Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation (Edward Elgar Publishing, Sean Griffith, Jessica Erickson, Verity Winship & David Webber, eds. forthcoming 2018).

Articles

Automating Settlements in Corporate Litigation, 72 Vand. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2019).

Investing in Corporate Procedure, 99 B.U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2019).

Bespoke Discovery, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 1873 (2018).

Piling On? An Empirical Study of Parallel Derivative Suits, with Stephen J. Choi and A.C. Pritchard, 14 Journal of Legal Empirical Studies; (2017).

The Gatekeepers of Shareholder Litigation, 70 Okla. L. Rev. 237 (2017).

Heightened Procedure, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 61 (2016).

The Market for Leadership in Corporate Litigation, 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1479 (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). 

Chapters

The (Un)Changing Derivative Suit, in Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2018).

Additional Publications

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

"Frequent Filers:" Repeat Plaintiffs in Shareholder Litigation, (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform 2013) (co-authored with Adam Pritchard & Steven Choi).

"Frequent Filers" in Securities and Fiduciary Duty Actions: The Problem and the Path to Reform (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform 2013) (co-authored with Adam Pritchard & Steven Choi).

Experiential Education in the Lecture Hall, 6 Northeastern L. Rev. 87 (2013).

Education

B.A., Amherst College 1998

J.D., Harvard Law School 2002

Contact Information

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

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation and Litigation

Websites