Hausfeld (New York)

Erika Inwald

Hausfeld (New York)
Associate

Erika’s practice focuses on environmental, antitrust, and consumer protection litigation. During law school, Erika gained a wide range of experience arguing motions in court, drafting complaints and briefs, and performing legal research. While in law school, Erika was a recipient of the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Stanford Law School Environmental Law Clinic and the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Social Responsibility, Race, Gender, and the Corporation. As a law student, Erika was involved in two environmental cases. In Delacroix Corp. et al. v. Becerra, Erika represented environmental non-profit organizations that sought to intervene as defendants in a suit against California. Louisiana state agencies and corporations sued California to block enforcement of a crocodilian trade ban, claiming that the ban was preempted by the Endangered Species Act and violated the dormant Commerce Clause. Erika successfully argued for her clients’ intervention as of right. In Monterey Coastkeeper et al. v. Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board et al., Erika argued a writ of mandate in California Superior Court on behalf of environmental non-profit organizations, asserting state water policy violates nonpoint source regulations. Before law school, Erika led a non-profit that sought to foster collaboration between farmers, farmworkers, traders, retailers, and consumers in the United States and Canadian sustainable agriculture movement. Erika also was a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, where she led community organizing for a coalition of emergency food providers and drafted agriculture policy memoranda. Prior to joining the firm, Erika served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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Erika Inwald The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit blocks the payment of incentives to class representatives and denies an en banc hearing on the grounds that it violates historical precedent, signalling a different approach to other Circuit Courts (Johnson / NPAS Solutions)

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Today, it is impossible to guess what law previously considered to be settled will be newly determined to violate historical precedent or the Constitution. In September 2020, the Eleventh Circuit decided in Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC, that class representatives may no longer receive (...)

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