Erika Van Horne

Erika Van Horne

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Erika Van Horne is an associate and a member of the Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group in our New York office.

She joined the Firm in 2019 after graduating from Columbia Law School. She was a summer associate with the Firm in 2018. She previously clerked with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Erika maintains a robust pro bono practice, and is a member of the steering committee of the New York office’s women’s initiative.

Practice Focus

Erika focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and compliance matters, including internal investigations and investigations brought by the US Department of Justice. Additionally, she has represented domestic and multinational corporations in many aspects of state and federal litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented several corporations in internal investigations regarding potential FCPA violations.

  • Assisted with a major investigation for US pharmaceutical company into possible improper payments to healthcare professionals.

  • Represented a renewable energy service provider in JAMS mediation.

  • Obtained injunctive relief in New York state court for several clients.

  • Represented environmental corporation in federal antitrust litigation.

  • Deposed multiple defendants in federal civil rights litigation.


  • New York~United States (2020)


  • Columbia Law School (JD) (2019)
  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Certificate of Management and Leadership for Lawyers) (2018)
  • University of Washington (BS/BA) (2015)


  • English
  • German
  • Co-author, "Who’s Afraid of Code Sec. 280E?," International Tax Watch, November, 2021

  • Co-author, "The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations 2021; Fifth Edition - The evolution of risk management in global investigations," Global Investigation Review

  • Co-author, "What if a Party Refuses to Pay Its Share of the Arbitration Cost Advance?," New York Law Journal, 2020

  • Co-author, "Virtual Arbitration Hearings When a Party Objects: Are There Enforcement Risks?,” New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Summer 2020, Vol 13, No. 2

  • Co-author, "Ordering Virtual Hearings over the Objections of a Party," ADR Perspectives, ADR Institute of Canada, May, 2020

  • Co-author, "Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Issue Executive Orders Mandating Statewide Restrictions Due to COVID-19," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, March, 2020