Tess L. Erickson
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Tess L. Erickson

Associate
erickson.tess@dorsey.com

Overview

Tess focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, assisting clients in a variety of disputes across many forums.

Tess represents clients in many substantive legal areas, including in breach of contract litigation, product liability suits, trade secret litigation, antitrust matters, and class action suits.

Tess also has significant experience with white collar defense and investigations, both internal and regulatory.

Prior to joining Dorsey, Tess was an associate at a large law firm in Chicago. Before her legal career, Tess taught high school special education in the New York City public schools as a Teach For America corps member. Tess also worked as an application developer for a Fortune 500 financial services company. She draws on this varied experience to provide clear, creative solutions for clients.

Education & Admissions

University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2018)

Hunter College (M.S.Ed., 2013)

Amherst College (B.A., 2011)

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Secured early win for telecommunications provider through a successful motion for summary disposition in a consumer arbitration action.*
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a financial services company involving potential trade secret misappropriation.*
  • Represented a financial services company in a federal inquiry regarding due diligence in third-party vendor relationships.*
  • Represented hospital system in its proposed merger with another hospital system including all stages of the merger review process.*
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of the general counsel of a financial services company where a former employee alleged breach of contract and related claims.*
  • Represented aviation company in numerous product liability suits regarding air quality conditions.*
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a manufacturer involving potential Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations.*
  • Obtained dismissal of a putative class action regarding biometric data privacy practices.*
  • Represented software company pursuing claims against automobile manufacturer for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.*
  • Represented food and beverage company in a regulatory investigation regarding securities trading.*

*Representations occurred prior to joining Dorsey

News & Resources

Legal Writings

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Member
Tess L. Erickson