Erica Holzer, attorney in Maslon's Litigation Group and 2020 Business of Pride Honoree, was featured in an interview for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The interview highlights Erica's current practice, her impactful pro bono work, and the experiences that have shaped her commitment to equality and inclusion.
In the interview, Erica shares a particular life event that inspired action, stating "… smaller, everyday acts of resistance, like continuing to hold hands in public, are just as important as the bigger efforts we undertake in dismantling systemic racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia."
To read the full interview, go to: "2020 Business of Pride: Erica Holzer, Maslon."
Erica is a steadfast force in the LGBTQ+ community as well as a leader across the legal profession and marketplace. Her career achievements have been significant, earning her frequent recognition.
Erica represents clients in complex commercial disputes primarily in the areas of tort and product liability, consumer fraud, business torts, and breach of contract actions. Her product liability defense work spans many industries, with particular experience in FDA-approved medical devices, representing a major medical device manufacturer in federal and state courts throughout the country. Erica's professional achievements are best demonstrated by her clients, who have compared her work to that of a "seasoned partner" sharing that, along with being their trusted legal advisor, she is a valuable business partner. Her strategic instincts, exceptional writing abilities, and specialized experience have secured key wins for clients in the public and private sector.
In 2018, she was singularly recognized as the Outstanding New Attorney of the Year by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), an honor given annually to one lawyer in their first six years of practice or under the age of 36 who has shown outstanding dedication to the MSBA, pro bono work, community service, advancing diversity, and professional achievement. Erica received this recognition for her outstanding work and deep commitment to advancing equality and justice—for the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized and underrepresented communities—and has served in a wide range of capacities to do so. Erica has also been named a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers® and an Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer.
Erica's commitment to LGBTQ+ equality began before she became a lawyer and fueled her focus in law school, where she was recognized with the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association's (MLBA's) Student Leadership Award for her efforts to advance equality and justice for the LGBTQ+ community in Minnesota and nationally. Along with striving for equality in the LGBTQ+ community, Erica is deeply committed to serving marginalized clients through pro bono work. She regularly devotes several hundred hours each year to pro bono work on behalf of the Innocence Project of Minnesota, individual pro bono clients, and the MSBA.