Ericka is a Staff Attorney in the New York City office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ericka represents multinational companies and organizations in nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters.

As a first-generation Ecuadorian- and Guatemalan-American, Ericka has pursued her passion for immigration throughout her legal career. Prior to joining BAL, Ericka worked at a global immigration law firm and handled a wide variety of employment-based immigration cases. Her practice covers H-1B, L-1A, L-1B and O-1 nonimmigrant petitions, and EB-1 multinational manager immigrant petitions for employment-based applicants.

During law school, Ericka worked with the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University Washington College of Law and interned with non-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area. She advocated for clients seeking humanitarian-based forms of immigration relief including asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile status, U visas, T visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, and naturalization. Ericka worked with the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy project, teaching a law and oral advocacy course for a full year at a D.C. high school, educating students on legal topics such as constitutional law, the criminal justice system, education, immigration, and children’s rights.

Outside of work Ericka enjoys running and cheering on the New York Yankees.

Education & Admissions

American University Washington College of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude
Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Master of Science, Early Childhood Education and Teaching Boston College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

State Bar of New York

Memberships

New York State Bar Association