• Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies, cum laude

Erica Langsen is an associate at Block & Leviton LLP, focusing on antitrust, securities and employment class action litigation. Ms. Langsen is an integral member of a team of attorneys litigating the antitrust class actions In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation, case no. 13-cv-00382 (E.D. Pa.) and In re Thalomid and Revlimid Antitrust Litig., case no. 14-cv-06997 (D.N.J). Throughout her career, Ms. Langsen has achieved outstanding results for her clients and was recently named a Rising Star in the Antitrust Litigation arena by Super Lawyers magazine.

Ms. Langsen, who is a member of the Firm’s New Case Investigation and Portfolio Monitoring Team, represents investors in securities fraud class actions and is part of a team of attorneys currently representing several Ohio Pension Funds in the securities class action In re BP plc Securities Litigation, case no. 4:10-md-02185 (S.D. Tex.). She is also a member of Block & Leviton’s Employment Litigation Team, representing tradesmen who are seeking unpaid employment benefits and other damages from national and multi-national retailers. 

Notable Successes »
  • In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation, case no. 13-cv-00382 (E.D. Pa.)
    • Alleging claims of price fixing on behalf of indirect purchasers of drywall.
    • Recovered more than $10 million from two of seven defendants on behalf of the class to date.
    • Defeated summary judgment motions of four of remaining five defendants.
  • Shephard v. Lowe’s HIW, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-03893 (N.D. Cal.)
    • Alleged that installers were misclassified as independent contractors and deprived of employment benefits.
    • Recovered a settlement of $6.5 million in favor of the class of California installers.
  • In re Swisher Hygiene, Inc. Sec. and Deriv. Litig., Case No. 3:12-MD-2384-GCM
    • Alleged violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act.
    • Recovered a settlement of $5.5 million, or 30% of total recoverable damages, which the court called “extremely impressive.”
Clients »

Ms. Langsen has represented municipalities, sophisticated institutional investors and individual investors, consumers and tradesmen. Those clients include, among others:

  • Ohio Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • Brockton Retirement Board
  • City of Quincy Contributory Retirement System
  • City of Providence
Professional Activities & Awards »
  • “Rising Star: Massachusetts,” Super Lawyers
  • Member of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
Admissions »
  • Massachusetts
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of Massachusetts
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