About Erica Yang
Erica Yang focuses her practice on private credit matters, working with senior secured, first lien, second lien and mezzanine lenders, agent banks, private equity sponsors and borrowers in a variety of industries.
Depth of knowledge and the drive for success are the key elements of client service
Erica represents senior secured and second lien lenders along with borrowers in various lending transactions. Prior to joining Katten, Erica was a debt finance associate in an international law firm representing sponsors and borrowers in acquisition financings and refinancing. During law school, Erica served as the president of China Law Society and director of Alumni Relations of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
In addition, Erica has been an active firm citizen and regularly advises clients on pro bono matters. She is a member of the firm's Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and is also on the firm’s Wellness Committee for the Chicago office. In addition, she is a longtime volunteer for Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic, providing legal counsel to low-income clients in the Chinese community, and volunteers with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Site Based Mentoring Program. Erica is also the co-founder and co-chair for Lawyers Helping Our Community, a special legal clinic under Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), to address the unique legal challenges Asian American communities face in the difficult year of 2020.
Erica Yang Featured on Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Website for Assisting Client with Major Health Problems Through New ClinicJanuary 22, 2021
Erica Yang Talks to WGN Radio's Legal Face-Off Podcast about Co-Founding a Virtual Legal Clinic to Help Chicago's Chinatown Community During COVID-19November 30, 2020
Erica Yang Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for Addressing the Challenges of Asian-American Communities During COVID-19October 30, 2020
Erica Yang Featured in Chicago Sun-Times for Founding Clinic that Assists Asian-American Communities During COVID-19October 20, 2020
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