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Erica W. Fenstermacher

Partner

Fax 212-269-2354

Admission Details

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014
  • New York, 2011

Education

Law School Attended

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2010

University Attended

  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2005

Erica graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and English. As an undergraduate, Erica served as a Managing Editor of the Mount Holyoke News, worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, and interned in the United States House of Representatives.

Erica attended Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and competed in the National Tax Moot Court Competition. During law school, she interned for both the New York City Mayor’s Office and the Honorable Sandra Feuerstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Erica graduated from Brooklyn Law in 2010, and is a recipient of both the CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Platinum Public Service Certificate.

Following her admission to the Bar, Erica served for three years as a prosecutor in Brooklyn. During her time with the office of the Kings County District Attorney, Erica tried over a dozen cases to verdict, gaining substantial first-chair experience, and presented numerous cases to the Grand Jury.

After leaving the Brooklyn D.A.’s office, Erica joined Bell Law Group, PLLC, where she concentrated in labor and employment law. At Bell, Erica gained valuable experience representing clients in federal administrative hearings, as well as in Supreme Court of the State of New York. Erica's transition into civil practice was a successful one: “Trying cases for the D.A.'s office gave me invaluable practical insight into the evidence that must be discovered and developed in order to attain successful results.”

Erica joined Gruvman, Giordano & Glaws, LLP in 2014, and is now a partner handling general liability defense matters, including the defense of businesses, commercial property owners, construction contractors, trucking companies, and municipal entities in state and federal court. She has also assisted in the defense of employment law matters, including claims of discrimination based upon gender, race, and disability, as well as sexual harassment, hostile workplace, and retaliation claims. Erica has tried a number of cases to verdict as lead counsel, and has resolved numerous other matters to clients’ satisfaction during various stages of trial. She has also successfully briefed and argued several cases before the New York State Appellate Division.

Erica is licensed to practice in the State of New York, and is admitted before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.