Erika Morabito
Foley & Lardner LLP
Erika Morabito
Foley & Lardner LLP
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
There is nothing more satisfying than working through complex issues, often times under extreme pressure and tight deadlines, to reach a deal with your adversaries that truly benefits everyone involved.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Diversity of thought and experiences within a group results in ideas and innovative approaches that add value to the entire deal-making process. Such value would not exist if diversity was non-existent.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
The Toys R US Settlement Agreement because it was the perfect combination of complexity, diversity, frustration, satisfaction, and compromise.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Compromising is not a sign of weakness. Every successful deal involves a little bit of give and a little bit of take.


Erika concentrates her practice in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, debtor reorganizations, and out-of-court restructurings. She regularly represents chapter 11 debtors, for-profit and non-profit companies in distressed or otherwise troubled situations, creditors' committees, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustees, and Federal Court appointed Receivers. From 2012 - 2015, Erika served as the national department vice chair for Litigation, as well as the vice chair of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. For nearly a decade, she also served as the hiring partner for the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Location: Foley & Lardner LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Education: J.D., Syracuse University (cum laude), B.A., Oswego State University (magna cum laude, NCAA scholar-athlete).