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Erika Whyte represents corporate clients in government investigations and complex civil litigation matters. In recent years, her practice has focused on defending clients facing investigations by state attorneys general and other government agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Erika provides strategic advice on how to successfully navigate and respond to such investigations, including developing a coordinated defense to the related private litigation, arbitrations, and media attacks that often accompany such investigations. Erika has experience in all aspects of investigations and litigation, including developing and implementing defense strategies, managing complex and large scale e-discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and participating in trials.

Erika also devotes time to pro bono matters and served as first chair in a successful final hearing that resulted in a grant of asylum to a Guatemalan family fleeing gang persecution.

Erika is actively involved in Firm recruiting and serves as the summer associate assignment coordinator for the Miami Office.


  • PGT Innovations acquires 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems for $108 millionJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc. in its $108 million acquisition of a 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems and its related companies, which are leading manufacturers and installers of aluminum, impact-resistant windows and doors serving the South Florida region, as well as PGTI's related $60 million Rule 144A and Regulation S add-on offering of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • Fidelity obtains dismissal of all claims relating to alleged filing of suspicious activity report, affirmed by First CircuitJones Day obtained a significant victory on behalf of Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC in a lawsuit brought by two former Fidelity customers and their investment advisor.
  • Experian defeats request for injunctive relief, obtains dismissal of claims relating to alleged breach of contract for credit reporting servicesJones Day obtained a victory on behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a lawsuit brought by an automobile indirect finance company subscribing to Experian's credit reporting services.
  • Financial services company defends against concurrent investigations by numerous state attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission, and public and private class action litigationJones Day is defending a consumer financial services company in a non-public 32 state attorney general investigation of consumer facing conduct including marketing and sales practices.
  • Asian airlines asserts claims related to delivery of new aircraftJones Day was retained by an Asian airlines to assert claims relating to the delivery of new aircraft that the airlines had purchased.
  • Aircraft leasing company resolves litigation stemming from damages to aircraftOn behalf of a company that had leased an aircraft to its operator, Jones Day resolved litigation filed in Florida state court arising from substantial damages caused to the aircraft and its engines while skidding off the runway at LaGuardia Airport.
  • Investors resolve dispute with claimed inventor of low energy nuclear reaction deviceJones Day represented an investment company, two alternative energy technology companies, and two executives in connection with litigation brought by Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corporation.