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 Jessica M. Erickson
Jessica M. Erickson
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Law
Courses Taught Business Associations Civil Procedure Business Litigation Practicum Corporate Fraud & Litigation
Profile

Professor Jessica Erickson teaches and writes in the areas of corporate and securities litigation. Her scholarship has appeared in the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Notre Dame Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, William 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, "Coalitions among Plaintiffs' Attorneys in Securities Class Actions," Penn Law's Institute for Law & Economics Workshop, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (December 2020)
Presenter, "Coalitions among Plaintiffs' Attorneys in Securities Class Actions," Law & Economics Workshop, NYU School of Law (November 2020)
Presenter, "Teaching and Thriving in 2020," Chicagoland Junior Scholars Workshop, Northern Illinois University College of Law (October 2020)
Presenter, "Working Hard or Making Work? Plaintiffs' Attorneys Fees in Securities Fraud Class Actions," Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont McKenna College (November 2019)
Presenter, "Automating Securities Class Action Settlements," Automating Securities Class Action Settlements, Fordham University School of Law Faculty Workshop (October 2019)
Presenter, "Working Hard or Making Work? Plaintiffs' Attorneys Fees in Securities Fraud Class Actions," Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop, Boston University School of Law (September 2019)
Presenter, "Automating Securities Class Action Settlements," Symposium on Corporate Accountability, Vanderbilt Law School (April 2019)
Presenter, "Automating Securities Class Action Settlements," Vanderbilt Law & Business Workshop, Vanderbilt Law School (February 2019)
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, Richmond, VA
Clerk for Judge Michael Boudin (2002 - 2003)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Publications
Journal Articles

Coalition Building among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions, (with Steven Choi et al.) (2021).

The Lost Lessons of Shareholder Derivative Suits, Washington & Lee Law Review (2020).

Working Hard or Making Work? Plaintiffs’ Attorney Fees in Securities Fraud Class Actions, 17 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 438 (with Steven Choi et al.) (2020).

Investing in Corporate Procedure, 99 Boston University Law Review 1367 (2019).

Automating Securities Class Action Settlements, 72 Vanderbilt Law Review 1817 (2019).

Bespoke Discovery, 71 Vanderbilt Law Review 1873 (2018).

Piling On? An Empirical Study of Parallel Derivative Suits, 14 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 653 (with Stephen Choi et al.) (2017).

The Gatekeepers of Shareholder Litigation, 70 Oklahoma Law Review 237 (2017).

Heightened Procedure, 102 Iowa Law Review 61 (2016).

The Market for Leadership in Corporate Litigation, 2015 University of Illinois Law Review 1479 (2015).

Experiential Education in the Lecture Hall, 6 Northeastern University Law Journal 87 (2013).

The New Professional Plaintiffs in Shareholder Litigation, 65 Florida Law Review 1089 (2013).

Corporate Governance in the Courtroom: An Empirical Analysis, 51 William and Mary Law Review 1749 (2010).

Books

Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation (Edward Elgar Publishing) (Sean Griffith et al., eds.) (2018).

Book Chapters

The (Un)Changing Derivative Suit, in Research Handbook in Representative Shareholder Litigation (Edward Elgar Publishing) (Sean Griffith et al., eds.) (2018).

Additional Publications

Working Hard or Making Work? Plaintiffs' Attorneys Fees in Securities Fraud Class Actions, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 19-31 (with Stephen Choi et al.) (2019).

"Frequent Filers:" The Problems of Shareholder Lawsuits and the Path to Reform U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (with Stephen Choi et al.) (2014).

"Frequent Filers" in Securities and Fiduciary Duty Actions: The Problem and the Path to Reform U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (with Stephen Choi et al.) (2013).

Frequent Filers: Repeat Plaintiffs in Shareholder Litigation U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (with Stephen Choi et al.) (2013).

Education
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