Adjunct Professor
  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Expertise
Biography

Erika currently teaches international commercial arbitration, international sales law, fashion law, and serves as a Faculty Advisor for the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court program.

Ms. Levin is the founding partner of Sondahl Levin LLC and focuses her practice on international commercial arbitration, intellectual property, regulatory actions, as well as complex commercial and cross-border litigation. She advises multinational corporations within the construction, energy, financial, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, insurance, and technology sectors, in matters implicating the rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”), International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”), Vienna International Arbitral Centre (“VIAC”), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), and the Brazilian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Center for Arbitration and Mediation (“CAM-CCBC”). She is a member of the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the ICDR, the ICC, the Kigali International Arbitration Centre ("KIAC"), and the Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (“CAM FIEP”). She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey as well as in the United States Supreme Court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey.

Ms. Levin was previously affiliated with Clifford Chance US LLP, Stone & Magnanini LLP (formerly the New Jersey office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP), and Saiber LLC, where she focused predominantly on international commercial arbitration, complex commercial litigation, and internal investigations. She clerked for the Honorable Dennis J. Braithwaite, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. She also served as a clerk for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Joel B. Rosen, United States Magistrate Judge for the United District Court of New Jersey. Erika served as a Raimondo Legislative Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and worked for the New Jersey Senate. Prior to law school, Ms. Levin worked for the United States Embassy in Malta, where she focused on matters relating to Malta's accession to the European Union.

Ms. Levin regularly lectures and writes on international arbitration and sales law.  She has lectured at international arbitration conferences sponsored by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, International Chamber of Commerce, Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, United States Council for International Business, and the New York City Bar, and has participated in the ICC Institute Master Class for Arbitrators in Paris.  She has also participated in various meetings related to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL") Model Law Working Groups.

Ms. Levin received her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College, where she was elected to Phi Betta Kappa, and earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.  Ms. Levin is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.  She is a dual-citizen of the United States and Brazil, and she speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Publications
  • Using the CISG and International Commercial Arbitration as a Best Practice in Brazil (forthcoming).

  • Commentary on the Brazil-Canada Chamber (CAM-CCBC) Center for Arbitration and Mediation Arbitration Article 7 on Procedure, The CAM-CCBC Arbitration Rules: A Commentary, Straube, Finkelstein, and Filho (eds.), Eleven International Publishing, 2016, p. 129.

  • And, the Law Applicable to the Arbitration Agreement Is …, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 2015).
  • Understanding the Remedy of Price Reduction -- a Means to Fostering a More Uniform Application of the CISG, 7 Vindobona J. Int'l Com. L. & Arb. 255 (2003).

 

Speaking Engagements
 

  • Speaker, ADR Day, Handling the Challenge of Implicit Bias in ADR, Jersey City (2016)
  • Speaker, NJSBA Convention, Cross Cultural Consciousness in International ADR, Atlantic City (2016)
  • Speaker, AAA Higginbotham Lecture, Promoting Diversity in International Arbitration, New York (2016)
  • Speaker, The Interplay between International Arbitration, the Courts, and Investment, Rwanda (2016)
  • Speaker, Doing Business in Latin America, New Zealand (2015)
  • Speaker, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Program on Arbitration and Anti-Corruption Compliance in Brazil, New York (2015)
  • Speaker, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum on the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and Arbitration, Curitiba, Brazil (2015)
  • Speaker, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Conference on CISG and Arbitration in Brazil, Curitiba, Brazil (2015)
  • Speaker, UNCITRAL Conference: 35 Years of the CISG and Beyond, A New York Practitioner’s Guide to the CISG and Arbitration, Basel, Switzerland (2015)
  • Guest Lecturer, University of São Paulo, Use of CISG and ICA in Brazil (2014)
  • Guest Lecturer, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (2014)
  • Speaker, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Conference on Infrastructure Investments and International Arbitration, Arbitration in Brazil, New York (2014)
  • Speaker, ICC YAF Miami, Parallel Proceedings and Use of Interim Relief, Miami (2014)
  • Speaker, Use of UNCITRAL Instruments to Promote Regional Harmonization, Pretoria, South Africa (2014)
  • Speaker, Healthcare and ADR, Newark, NJ (2014)
  • Speaker, ICDR Y&I Panel Discussion on Hot Topics in ICA, São Paulo (2013)
  • Speaker, ICDR Y&I Roundtable “Forging the Way Towards a Career in Int’l Arbitration” New York (2013)
  • Moderator, New York City Bar Panel “Women in Int’l Law: Transforming the Legal Landscape” (2013)
  • Speaker, A Day of Int’l Arbitration in Study & Practice, New York (2012)
  • Moderator, ICDR Y&I Roundtable discussion on ICA in Brazil, Miami (2012)
  • Participant, International Chamber of Commerce Institute Master Class for Arbitrators, Paris (2012)
  • Observer, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law Working Group II Arbitration and Conciliation and III on Online Dispute Resolution, New York (2006 – 2012)
  • Speaker, USCIB/ICC “Best Practices for Meeting a Client’s Needs in Int’l Arbitration” New York (2007)
  • Speaker, ICDR/CBAr International Commercial Arbitration Conference, São Paulo (2007)
  • Speaker, Annual Workshop on Arbitration, The Americanization of International Arbitration: Myth or Reality, New York (2006)
Expertise
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Sales Law
  • International Trade
  • Patent Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Transnational Litigation