Orrick welcomes Erica Sechrist as Senior Strategist in the firm’s Public Policy practice in Washington, DC. Sechrist will support Orrick clients in State Attorney General and Legislature related matters.
“We are thrilled to add Erica to our growing team. She has proven her strength as an innovator and leader and will be a valuable asset to our clients,” said former two-term Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and co-head of Orrick’s Public Policy group.
Orrick has an innovative public policy practice that helps clients solve their most critical legal and competitive issues in the state legislatures and before state attorneys general. The Group has grown rapidly in the past 24 months to a 10-member group in response to the increasing importance of state regulation and enforcement to clients.
Sechrist added, “I am honored to join one of the premier state government practices. The group has a stand-out reputation for quality and thoughtfulness in their advocacy.”
Sechrist was formerly the Director of Government Affairs for Advance America. Prior to that, she helped found the Republican State Leadership Committee and directed the Republican Attorneys General Association.
Orrick has recruited a team of talent and experience to its legislative, regulatory, and state AG practices that is unique among law firms, including a former State AG and two former Chief Deputies, to help clients navigate issues at the intersection of law and public policy. Over the past six years, this team has helped its clients win over 75 battles in 35 states.