Erin Ladd represents individuals and corporations in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies – focusing primarily on white collar, securities and criminal antitrust matters. In her antitrust practice, Ms. Ladd has counseled a number of companies facing DOJ investigations related to collusion, price-fixing and no-poach agreements. In 2022, she won a precedent-setting victory for client DaVita in the first-ever trial of a criminal labor market allocation case brought by the Department of Justice. She and members of the trial team representing DaVita were recognized as Litigators of the Week by Litigation Daily, an American Legal Media publication.

Through her general white collar investigations and litigation practice, Ms. Ladd also has experience in matters concerning data privacy, computer fraud, anti–money laundering, financial fraud, accounting irregularities and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Ms. Ladd also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on veterans and criminal defendants. In 2020, following a week-long trial in the Northern District of California, she secured a complete acquittal for a client charged with drug trafficking and conspiracy. Also in 2020, she obtained an important win for her client when the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims vacated and remanded a decision by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals denying him benefits for an in-service injury.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Ladd held internships with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

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  • Education

    • JD, Stanford Law School, 2016

      Associate Managing Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review
    • BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 2012

      with distinction minor in Classics

      Phi Beta Kappa

  • Admissions

    • California