Erica Turcios Yader practices complex commercial and employment litigation and provides advice and counseling to employers on a variety of employment issues.

Erica has substantial experience representing both large and small companies in a wide array of industries before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and mediators. She provides counseling, advice, and training on compliance issues such as EEOC and DFEH compliance, wage and hour requirements, accommodation, leaves of absence, recruiting and hiring, terminations and discipline, and other employment issues.

Representative Experience

Obtained dismissal of pregnancy discrimination and related claims at summary judgment stage.

Mediated employment disputes for several employers and negotiated favorable settlements.

Successfully defended executive of high-profile clean energy company in investigation by the Department of Justice.

Professional Highlights

Is an active Member of Pillsbury’s Pro Bono Committee and has assisted indigent clients in qualifying for political asylum, recovering Social Security disability benefits, expunging criminal records, and avoiding eviction.

Outstanding Volunteer awards from Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, 2013 and 2014.

Advocates for associates and counsel as firmwide Co-Chair of Pillsbury's Associate Development Committee and for women attorneys as a local leader of the firm’s Women Attorneys’ Program.

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  • Associations
    • Board of Directors, One Circle Foundation
    • American Bar Association
    • California Bar Association
    • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Publications
    • Published several articles advising employers of new and significant developments in legislation and case law.
  • Presentations
    • Employment Outlook 2016, February 2016


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2010
    Notes Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

    B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2005


  • California


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California