Erica Rutner is a partner in Lash & Goldberg LLP’s Miami office. Prior to joining the Firm, Erica practiced in the Miami Office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Erica represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters throughout the country. Her practice is primarily focused on the defense of consumer class actions and multi-district litigations, and she has successfully represented numerous public and private organizations facing high-stakes class actions brought under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).
Erica’s extensive class action and commercial litigation experience includes consumer protection and privacy claims, products liability, health care, and mass torts. She is intimately familiar with federal class action jurisprudence and has utilized this knowledge to obtain superior results for her clients. In conjunction with her expertise, Erica works closely with clients to develop short term and long term strategies for minimizing class action exposure.
Erica has published extensively on a variety of class action issues, and her articles have been featured in several law review journals and other widely-circulated legal publications. She has been honored by the Daily Business Review as a lawyer “On the Rise,” an award which recognizes attorneys for wielding influence and showing expertise in their practice areas. She has also been honored by Florida Trend as a “Legal Elite Up and Comer,” recognizing attorneys who have exhibited leadership in the law and in their community.
In addition, she serves as a co-chair of a subcommittee to the American Bar Association’s Mass Torts Committee and as a member of the executive editorial board of the Florida Bar Journal.
- University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor
- Barnard College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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