Home  »  Alumni  »  Staying Connected  »  Alumni Council Member's Bio Page  
Marita Erbeck Resized1


Class of 2002

Senior Associate
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Specializing in Corporate & Commercial Law,Litigation (specialty)


Marita Erbeck is a senior associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP whose practice focuses on corporate reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and business litigation.  Marita has represented debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, retirees committees and creditors in complex Chapter 11 cases.  She was instrumental on the team that successfully reorganized St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, the first New Jersey hospital to successfully reorganize under Chapter 11.

In addition to her practice, Marita is committed to her community.  Marita played a significant role in launching and developing Drinker Biddle's Law2Life program, a legal enrichment and mock trial program at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey.  Marita has also served as court-appointed counsel in a variety of matters.

Marita was selected as a Rising Star in the area of Bankruptcy and Business Litigation by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine from 2012 through 2014.  She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Joel A. Pisano, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.  Marita is an active member of the firm's Associates and Summer Hiring Committees.

While in law school, Marita was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Constitutional Law Journal, participated in the Fair Housing Clinic and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  Marita received her B.A. degree from Boston College.