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Ms. Litovitz is a Director in the Business, Employment, and Real Estate Practice Groups at Jackson & Campbell, P.C. She advises corporate clients in all stages of the business life cycle, including structuring and forming business entities, drafting governing documents, handling licensing issues, and preparing business and operational plans. As her clients’ businesses expand, Erica provides guidance on a host of employment matters. She helps clients navigate wage and hour, discrimination, and leave laws and drafts employee handbooks, personnel policies, and a variety of employment-related agreements. She also drafts and negotiates agreements related to joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate reorganizations.

Additionally, Erica serves as outside corporate counsel to a major hospital. She regularly reviews and negotiates a wide range of agreements, including software licensing, subscription, and service agreements, staffing and consulting agreements, participation and data use agreements, and advertising agreements. She also advises smaller physician practice groups on compliance with data privacy laws and helps them manage and respond to data breaches.

As a real estate attorney, Erica assists clients in the acquisition, development, and management of commercial and residential real estate. She has extensive experience in documenting and negotiating leasing, acquisition, and financing transactions on behalf of property owners, developers, and other interested parties. Erica also works closely with condominiums and housing cooperatives in the Washington metropolitan area and is often called upon to prepare and review their governing documents, rules and regulations, and other policies and procedures.

Erica earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2013, where she was managing editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a degree in history. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

  • August 2022
    Client Alert: New D.C. Law Narrows the Sweeping Ban on Non-Competes
    Following harsh criticisms from the local business community, the D.C. Council has enacted an amendment to the near-total ban on non-competes that was set to go into effect.  The amended law, which goes into effect October 1, 2022, prohibits D.C. employers from imposing non-compete provisions on individuals who are not highly-compensated employees.  A more detailed look at the amendment is ... Read More
  • December 2021
    DC to Mandate Proof of Vaccination Status at Indoor Establishments- UPDATE
    UPDATE: On Monday February 14, 2022, Mayor Bowser announced that, effective Tuesday February 15, 2022, DC will drop the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination status before entering most businesses. On December 22, 2021, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced, via executive order, that the District of Columbia would join other major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, ... Read More
  • December 2021
    Sixth Circuit Dissolves Stay on OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers - UPDATE
    On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to take certain actions to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in their workplaces.  Enforcement of the ETS was initially set to begin on January 4, 2022.  Although often referred to as a “vaccine mandate,” the ETS ... Read More
  • September 2021
    Considerations for Employers Mandating Vaccines in a Post-EUA World
    The FDA’s recent approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has ushered in a new wave of employer vaccine mandates.  Private employers had the right to impose such mandates even when the three vaccines available in the U.S. – Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson – were available only under emergency use authorization (EUA).  This was made clear by a memorandum ... Read More
  • April 2021
    Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines: Tips, Pitfalls, and Other Considerations
    President Joe Biden recently announced that all adult Americans will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19. That day has arrived, and all 50 states now allow all adults age 16 and older to register for the vaccine. As the pace of vaccinations continues to accelerate, and case numbers appear to be stable in most regions of the ... Read More
  • February 2021
    Year in Review: Outcomes of Professional Licensing Board Matters in 2020
    Jackson & Campbell’s Health Law Practice Group regularly represents doctors, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare providers in investigations before state licensing boards. Despite the decrease in visits to outpatient practices this year due to the pandemic, complaints against healthcare providers continued unabated. During 2020, Jackson & Campbell’s attorneys defended more than a dozen healthcare providers against complaints filed with ... Read More
  • December 2020
    Client Alert: Congressional Ban on Anonymous Shell Companies in the U.S. Has Huge Implications for Businesses and Financial Institutions
    While businesses across the country have been eagerly planning, preparing, and waiting for Congress to pass the latest coronavirus relief package, less attention was paid to the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which sailed through the House and Senate in early December.  The CTA was part of the National Defense Authorization Act which the President recently vetoed; however, the House voted ... Read More
  • July 2020
    Client Alert: Sweeping Changes to Virginia's Employment Laws
    The Virginia legislature enacted a series of sweeping employment laws, all but one of which went into effect July 1. These changes affect employers and employees in many sectors of the economy, bringing about reforms that have long been sought by progressive activists and labor interests. A primer for Virginia employers is below: Non-Competes Following the lead of its more progressive sister ... Read More
  • May 2020
    Welcome Back to Work! Here’s a Swab Test and a Questionnaire about Your Health (Gastrointestinal Issues Included)
    As states begin easing COVID-19 restrictions and allowing employees to return to work, both employers and workers are reckoning with countless new concerns the return to normalcy presents. For employees, the questions focus largely on safety. What if I catch the virus from an asymptomatic coworker? Why is my coworker coughing? Do I still have to come in if I’m immunosuppressed? ... Read More
  • April 2020
    Emergency COVID-19 Legislation Requires D.C. Employers to Comply with New FMLA and Sick Leave Requirements
    While much attention has been paid to leave benefits made available under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), the corresponding legislation enacted by the Council of the District of Columbia has gone largely unnoticed. However, the District’s orders contain a different set of requirements, and failure to comply could have serious implications for D.C. employers. D.C. employers should be ... Read More
  • March 2020
    Client Alert: Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, Number 20-03-23-01
    Governor Hogan issued an order on March 23 updating his office’s order of March 19 prohibiting large gatherings and closing certain facilities and non-essential businesses.  The amended order urges Marylanders to stay home and asks employers to adopt work-from-home policies.  It is not, however, a shelter-in-place order. The amended order provides a non-exhaustive list of essential businesses that are not required ... Read More
  • January 2020
    Employers Receive Additional Guidance with the New Department of Labor Rule, Making It Easier to Avoid Classification as a Joint-Employer
    The Department of Labor issued a final rule on January 12, 2020 regarding the interpretation of joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers to pay employees the federal minimum wage for every hour worked and to pay overtime for every additional hour worked over 40 during a workweek. Liability for making such payments falls ... Read More
  • December 2019
    End of the Calendar Year: A Good Time to Confirm Compliance Issues for Businesses
    Corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and other business entities are certainly aware of the need to make certain end of year decisions for income tax purposes, but it also is a good time to perform a business audit for possible state, local, and personal property tax return deadlines. It is also advisable for businesses to review other corporate compliance issues, such ... Read More
  • May 2019
    Emotional Support Animals and Dangerous Dogs in Cooperative Apartment and Condo Communities
    An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion animal (typically a dog or cat) that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. An ESA is not the same thing as a pet. Rather, for a resident of a co-op or condo who is living with a mental or psychiatric disability, an ESA may provide him ... Read More
  • April 2019
    Changes to Paid Leave Policy Go into Effect for District of Columbia Employers
    Employers in Washington, D.C. have been waiting for the Universal Paid Leave Amendments Act of 2016 (the Act) to go into effect. Much to the chagrin of many small employers, that time is here. The Act creates a mandatory, employer-funded, paid leave program, which provides up to eight weeks of paid leave to covered employees working in the District of Columbia ... Read More
  • April 2019
    Tax Filing Deadlines – A Good Time to Confirm Other Compliance Issues for Businesses
    Corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and other business entities are certainly aware of tax filing deadlines in the month of April, but tax season is also a good time to perform a business audit for other important dates, including applicable state and local requirements and personal property return deadlines. It is also advisable to review other corporate compliance issues, such as ... Read More
  • August 2018
    Common HIPAA Pitfalls in Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions (and How to Identify Them)
    Managing all the moving parts in a health care merger or acquisition is challenging in any transaction. For a small health care provider that does not have multiple attorneys at its beck and call, it can seem downright impossible. In the chaos of a massive exchange of due diligence materials, it is easy to overlook the additional agreements that must ... Read More
  • May 2018
    D.C. Real Estate Loan Drafting Guidance
    Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters company that publishes online resources for attorneys, recently launched a state-by-state survey providing Real Estate Loan Drafting Guidance that caters to real estate finance practitioners.  Erica Litovitz and Brian W. Thompson contributed the DC-specific content, which Practical Law published on May 29, 2018 and is now available to subscribers of Practical Law. Published ... Read More