Erika Ward

Erika Ward

Associate, Washington, D.C.

Email erika.ward@​

Phone +1 202 637 2097

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupRegulatory

Erika Ward counsels clients from all segments of the food and agriculture industry, as well as their trade associations.

She helps clients navigate a wide range of complex federal and state regulatory matters, including labeling and advertising compliance, organic food production requirements, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforcement challenges, import and export issues, litigation support, and comment drafting on proposed regulations and agency guidance.

Outside of food law and policy, Erika is also dedicated to her pro bono practice. She has focused on death penalty work and also assisted with the representation of a client appearing before the Maryland Parole Commission.

During law school, Erika served as the Managing Editor of Law and Contemporary Problems. She also spent a summer with Duke Law's Health Justice Clinic, advocating for the rights of clients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and cancer. Erika remains active in the Ohio State alumni community, serving as a mentor to current Ohio State students interning in Washington, D.C.

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2017

B.A., The Ohio State University, summa cum laude, 2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

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