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Erika Pitterson- Senior Legal Recruiter 

Phone: (646) 793-3199
Email: Erika@fostergr.com


Erika Pitterson is a Senior Legal Recruiter specializing in the placement of Partner and Associate level attorneys.  She has a decade of legal recruiting experience having worked in-house at prominent companies such as D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., Goldman Sachs & Co., and Axiom Global, Inc.  Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Erika was a real estate associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco. Erika earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.  

Erika has managed hundreds of legal searches for attorneys at all levels of seniority across a wide variety of industries and practice areas.  She has extensive experience developing and delivering interview training programs, leading complex offer negotiations, and advising on legal talent management issues.  Erika uses her full life cycle legal recruiting experience to provide customized counseling and advice to attorneys throughout the lateral recruitment process.  

Additionally, Erika holds a Professional Coaching Certificate from New York University where she trained as a career coach.  She prides herself on combining her deep legal market expertise with a career counseling approach to recruiting.  Leveraging her experiences as a practicing attorney, legal recruiter, and coach, Erika partners with each of her candidates to assess their strengths and interests, understand their individual goals, and match them with strategic opportunities that advance their careers.

She lives in Hoboken with her husband and two children.  As a family, they enjoy beach vacations in the Caribbean and frequent visits to Napa where Erika grew up.  Erika is passionate about all things real estate, especially Zillow, HGTV, Dwell Magazine, and the tiny house movement.