Erika Cagney's practice involves counseling, advising, and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, employee and contractor classification, employment policies, employment contracts, hiring practices, terminations, reductions in force, restrictive covenants, and a variety of other issues that arise under federal, state, and local labor and employment laws.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Erika acted as lead counsel in a Massachusetts state court jury trial involving a former employee's sexual orientation discrimination claim against a national retailer, and the case settled after two days of trial for less than 1 percent of the plaintiff's initial demand; obtained summary judgment for an aircraft manufacturer in the District of Connecticut on a single-plaintiff action involving disability and gender discrimination and harassment claims; obtained summary judgment for a large aerospace company in the District of Connecticut on a single-plaintiff action involving age discrimination and contract claims; and was a member of the trial team in a month-long jury trial in Massachusetts Business Litigation Session involving claims and counterclaims of fraud and breach of contract, among others. [1]