Erika Whyte's practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. For nearly 10 years she has represented and advised corporate clients in a range of matters, including government investigations, contract disputes, business torts, legal malpractice defense, and defense of actions brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). She has experience in all aspects of litigation, including developing and implementing litigation strategies, managing e-discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and participating in trials.
Erika maintains an active pro bono practice and recently served as first chair in a successful final hearing that resulted in a grant of asylum to a Guatemalan family fleeing gang persecution. She also has served as a pro bono lawyer for teenage girls involved in dependency cases in Miami-Dade Circuit Court's Juvenile Division.
Erika is actively involved in Firm recruiting and serves as the summer associate assignment coordinator for the Miami Office.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Erika practiced for five years at a Miami litigation boutique where she represented and advised clients in complex commercial litigation matters.
- University of Miami (J.D. magna cum laude 2011; Bachelor of Business Administration 2008)
- Florida; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit