Erica Mitnick Klein is the Executive Director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.
As Executive Director, Erica coordinates and executes the Millstein Center’s programs and projects. She also oversees the Center’s fundraising and operating budget, communications strategy, and fellowship programs.
Erica brings experience in the core areas of corporate governance, fundraising, and academic-community engagement. She joined the Center from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she worked for nearly a decade in the Corporate Practice, including most recently with a focus on topics in corporate governance and shareholder activism. Erica previously worked in the Strategic Planning Department of The Walt Disney Company, where she evaluated the strategic and financial impact of acquisitions, joint ventures, and new initiatives in the broadcast television and new television media space. Erica began her career in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.
Erica received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, where she was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Erica serves on the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee, The Dalton School Board of Trustees, and the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is also a founder and leader of the Harvard Alumnae Engagement Initiative in New York City.