Tess L.Erickson


Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8909

Tess Erickson assists clients in navigating complex commercial and criminal litigation, investigations, and enforcement actions.

Tess has defended clients in high-profile civil disputes in federal and state courts across all stages of litigation and varied subject areas including product liability, class actions, federal securities law, trade secret misappropriation, and fraud. She also has significant experience with investigations, both internal and regulatory, and white collar criminal defense including recent work as part of a team representing a client indicted as part of a high-profile federal prosecution involving allegations of stolen federal child nutrition funds.

Tess also has experience with cybersecurity and privacy matters and is a member of the Sedona Conference's Working Group 11 (Data Security and Privacy Liability), whose mission is to identify and comment on trends in data security and privacy law, to help organizations prepare for and respond to data breaches.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Tess was an associate at large international law firms headquartered in Chicago and Minneapolis. Before her legal career, she 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 Twin Cities-based Fortune 500 financial services company. She draws on this varied experience to provide clear, creative solutions for clients.