Erica Speights

As Project Attorney with Humanity United, Erica helps manage and execute HU’s legal projects.  

Prior to joining HU, Erica was a litigation and international arbitration associate with Mayer Brown LLP in Palo Alto, with transactional experience closing major mergers and acquisitions and drafting foundational documents for Bay Area start-ups and non-profits. She was a recipient of Mayer Brown’s Pro Bono Challenge Awards in 2013 and 2014, and won the firm’s “Pro Bono Project of the Year” award in 2015.   

Erica earned her J.D. from U.C. Hastings where she graduated cum laude and her bachelor’s degree in international politics from New York University where she graduated summa cum laude.