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Erica Santamaria

Erica Santamaria is an associate in the Investment Management Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses on private equity and corporate matters, with a concentration on investment fund formation and management, capital raising, private equity investments, joint ventures, reorganizations and other strategic transactions across a broad range of industries. Erica regularly advises investment advisors with regards to the formation, organization, and operation of both hedge funds and private equity funds and their compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Erica also represents clients across a broad range of industries in various corporate and securities matters, including the preparation of securities filings with the SEC, such as Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F and Form ADV.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Erica was a senior paralegal in the Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice where she was recognized by the Division with a Special Contribution award for her work in the Office of Review, Financial Litigation Unit.

During law school, Erica was a 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar and a 1L Practice Pro Diversity Scholar.

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B.A., University of Texas at Dallas, 2012

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2018





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