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R. Erica Roque

Associate
Erica focuses on getting the deal done and making her clients look good, primarily in the space of corporate and commercial transactions, including technology, distribution and fulfillment, and data licensing and privacy agreements, and corporate structuring and governance.
Erica Roque, Associate, Washington DC

As a recovering CPA, Erica brings over a decade of operational, financial, and auditing experience to her practice. She works with clients in a wide range of industries and at all stages of their life cycles. As a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Erica also has extensive experience with nonprofit clients, advising on formation, tax exemption, and compliance and governance matters.

Client Work

  • Serves as outside general counsel for, numerous fashion companies, including Fila, Joseph UK, and Diane von Furstenberg, handling corporate governance, technology licensing, trademark, distribution and fulfillment, e-commerce, real estate, employment, and restructuring matters.
  • Advises charities, public welfare organizations, and trade associations, counseling on corporate structuring and governance, membership, contracts, data licensing and privacy, and risk management matters, including managing vendor and partnership relationships.
  • Managed the negotiation of all broadcast, sponsorship, venue, and production agreements in connection with a major televised fashion show.
  • Represented a multi-billion dollar American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products in the drafting and negotiating of global outsourcing technology service agreements valued at over $500MM.
  • Represented a national public welfare organization with 35MM+ members in connection with an affiliation of a public charity to bring the organizations under common control.
  • Represented a multi-million dollar software company in connection with a merger with its main competitor.

Publications

Erica has authored the following publications:

  • Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio 5200, Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations

  • Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio 5450, Compilations and Reviews of Financial Statements 

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Erica was a principal at a Virginia-based public accounting firm. Before that, she was a contracts attorney for a Fortune 200 American global technology and services corporation.

Life Beyond the Law

As a lover of TV and most science fiction, Erica can be found most weekends either binge-watching her favorite shows or, if it’s July, at Comic-Con.