Overview

Erica L. Yohe is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Pennsylvania. She is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE). At the outset of each employment litigation matter, she identifies and analyzes pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and prepares an ECE detailing the investigation and providing the client with an early assessment of the matter. In keeping with each client’s litigation philosophy, she partners with the local Littler litigation team to develop and recommend strategies for effectively handling each piece of litigation.

Erica has extensive experience in the areas of employment discrimination, unfair competition and wage and hour litigation. Prior to joining the Littler CaseSmart team, she had represented management before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in state and federal courts throughout the country, defending claims arising under:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Related state laws

In addition, Erica has advised executives and human resources professionals on a wide range of employee relations matters, including:

  • Workplace harassment
  • Internal investigations
  • Compliance with FMLA and ADA
  • Human resource policies and practices
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Disciplinary action and termination
  • Employment agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Separation agreements

Prior to returning to Littler and joining the CaseSmart team, Erica served as in-house employment counsel for an industrial distribution company with over 90 locations across the U. S. and Canada.  In law school, Erica was an editor of the West Virginia Law Review.

 

Recognition

Named, Presidential Scholar

West Virginia University

Recipient, Best Student Work Award

West Virginia Law Review

Education

  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., West Virginia University, 1998summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania