Alumni Council Member
Current Alumni Council Member
ERIKA M. LOPES-MCLEMAN
Class of 2011
Senior Managing Associate
Specializing in Litigation (specialty)
Erika Lopes-McLeman is a Managing Associate at Dentons US LLP in Short Hills where she was a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Dentons' Insurance sector. Erika's practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation and counseling, insurance defense matters and complex commercial disputes. From 2011-2012, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stuart J. Rabner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She is an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law and a Barrister of the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court.
Erika is a dedicated member of Seton Hall Law's alumni community, serving on both the Alumni Council and the Dean's Diversity Committee. Erika attended Seton Hall Law as a recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship and the Chancellor's Scholarship. In law school, she was a member of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board. She also served as the Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Circuit Review. She regularly returns to the law school to judge moot court competitions and to advise students on their professional goals.
Erika is fluent in Hindi and has completed coursework in Marathi, Italian, and Arabic.