Jessica Erickson
Professor of Law
Courses Taught Business Associations Civil Procedure Business Litigation Practicum Corporate Fraud & Litigation

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.   

Bar Admissions
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

The Market for Leadership in Corporate Litigation, __ U. Ill. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014).

The New Professional Plaintiffs in Shareholder Litigation, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 1089 (2013). [Journal] [SSRN] [W] [HEIN]

Overlitigating Corporate Fraud, 97 Iowa L. Rev. 49 (2011) [Journal] [SSRN] [HEIN]

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

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

B.A., Amherst College 1998
J.D., Harvard Law School 2002
Contact Information
(804) 289-8322
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Law
Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation and Litigation