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Erika A. Kargbo


Erika A. Kargbo

White Collar Defense & Investigations
New York

Represents clients in government investigations and enforcement actions and conducts internal investigations, with a focus on workplace misconduct issues.

Erika represents clients in government investigations and enforcement actions and conducts internal investigations. Her practice has a particular focus on matters involving critical workplace misconduct issues, including highly sensitive investigations, compliance and cultural assessments, and crisis management. She has represented companies in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and Congress.

Erika also advises clients in connection with complex matters involving allegations of securities fraud, money laundering, antitrust violations and improper accounting, as well as on privacy issues, across a broad range of industries.

Erika sits on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

Experience highlights

  • An investigation for a private equity firm in connection with sensitive allegations of sexual misconduct
  • An investigation for a Fortune 500 company involving allegations of sexual misconduct by a senior executive
  • Advice in connection with compliance obligations under precedent-setting FTC consent order
  • A fintech lender in connection with various investigations related to its participation in the Paycheck Protection Program, including investigations by the DOJ, the FTC and the House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Secured a termination letter from the SEC for a Fortune 500 company in an internal controls investigation
  • Luckin Coffee in its negotiations and settlement with the U.S. SEC in connection with alleged accounting fraud
J.D., Howard University School of Law
  • Editor in Chief, Howard Law Journal
B.A., Business Law, Temple University
  • Dean's List
Law Clerk, Hon. Susan G. Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2015-2016
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2014
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
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