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.

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