Erika Gosker

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, ERISA Fiduciary


Erika Gosker is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the ERISA Fiduciary and Fund Formation & Investment Management practices. She has a particular focus in the pension investment area, representing sponsors of private real estate funds that are offered to institutional investors, including benefit plan investors and governmental plans. In these matters she handles the ERISA aspects of the structuring and formation of the fund, including negotiating with the prospective investors regarding their ERISA-related comments to the fund documents. Erika also helps the fund sponsors to structure the underlying investments of the fund so that the fund may rely on these investments to qualify for exceptions to holding plan assets under ERISA.

Erika's other areas of ERISA counsel include assisting investment managers with ERISA fiduciary matters and compliance procedures, and advising clients on ERISA issues relating to securitizations.

Erika has been a member of the Chicago office since joining Mayer Brown in 2000.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, magna cum laude
    Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key National Honor Society; Dean’s List
  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD/MBA, magna cum laude
    Elder Law Journal, Harno Fellow; Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing; Dean's List

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