Erica Haggerty Chen

Erica Haggerty Chen



Tenacious, driven, and intuitive, Erica is an exceptional litigator dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex commercial disputes and reach successful resolutions.

Erica is an associate in the Costa Mesa office of Dorsey & Whitney and a member of the firm’s Trial and Labor and Employment Groups. Erica has represented individuals and businesses at various stages of the litigation process. Erica engages in a number of practice areas, ranging from complex litigation to labor and employment disputes, as well as experience defending clients in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases. Erica's labor and employment experience includes representing employers in wrongful discharge, wage and hour, commission and discrimination cases. Erica has also had experience in significant international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters.

Prior to joining Dorsey, Erica was a judicial extern for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She was also a member of the International Human Rights Clinic at USC.

Education & Admissions

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2016)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2012)


  • California


Representative Litigation

Commercial Litigation

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class


  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Labor and Employment

  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Wage and Hour
  • Commission
  • Discrimination

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act


  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Southern California Super Lawyers, 2019
Erica Haggerty Chen