While a student at the Law School, he interned with the start-up team for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, helping launch the government agency.
After graduating from Michigan Law in 2012, he entered practice as a DLA Piper Krantz Fellow, working full time on public service and pro bono matters. In that role, he participated in international regulatory reform efforts aimed at protecting consumers in developing countries from predatory practices at financial institutions.
Erik also used his fellowship to help veterans obtain previously denied disability benefits and received recognition from the New York City Bar Association for his work securing life-changing monetary compensation for a previously homeless veteran.
After the fellowship, he worked in private practice in New York and Atlanta, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, structured finance and corporate governance.
Erik is also an AmeriCorps alumnus, having served two terms before law school with City Year, a program dedicated to bridging the education gap in high poverty communities.
Outside the office, he collects vinyl records and enjoys day-long bicycle rides.