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Sarah E. Erickson is an associate in the Denver Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, FDA and Health Care, and Administrative and Regulatory Law practice groups. Ms. Erickson received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation.
Ms. Erickson’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice focuses on counseling clients in various industries, ranging from start-ups to publicly traded Fortune 100 companies, on compliance with data privacy and consumer protection laws and in investigating and responding to potential or suspected data breaches. Representative matters include:
Ms. Erickson’s FDA and Health Care practice focuses on advising companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, and cosmetics industries on strategic FDA regulatory compliance and in preparing for and responding to regulatory inspections and enforcement actions. She also counsels companies on FTC matters relating to the advertising and marketing of consumer goods. Representative matters include:
In her Administrative and Regulatory practice, Ms. Erickson has represented clients in the health care, technology, telecommunications, and transportation industries in notice-and-comment rulemaking proceedings, regulatory appeals, and in the federal trial and appellate courts. Representative matters include:
Ms. Erickson also maintains an active pro bono practice, in which she successfully represented a girl who fled Afghanistan to escape an honor killing in securing asylum in the United States. https://www.caircoalition.org/2015/06/25/pro-bono-spotlight-gibson-dunn-attorneys-reflect-on-their-clients-path-to-asylum.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Erickson served as law clerk to the Honorable Diana Motz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Erickson graduated magna cum laude and in the top one percent of her class at Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Ms. Erickson received the Charles A. Keigwin Award for achieving the highest GPA at the conclusion of first year courses and served as Articles Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. She also published student notes on the subjects of civil rights and national security and served as a weekly contributor for SCOTUSblog.
Ms. Erickson also holds a Master of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany and a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to private practice, Ms. Erickson worked in the field of international development. She speaks German, French, and Dutch.
Georgetown University - 2013 Juris Doctor
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf - 2006 Master of Arts
University of Minnesota - 2002 Bachelor of Arts