March 21, 2017

Erica T. Healey-Kagan

Erica T. Healey-Kagan, Esq. has been a Junior Partner at The Kurland Group since 2019.

Erica litigates individual claims and class actions in both federal and state court and her cases include employment-related claims, such as discrimination and disparate pay, and actions involving partnerships and real estate, including partitions and constructive trusts.

Erica also leads the firm’s transactional work, which includes estate planning, pre/post-nuptial agreements, second parent adoptions, Judgments of Parentage and immigration applications.

Erica received a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University in 2005 and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2008.  She joined The Kurland Group in 2009 after previously having worked with a number of non-profit organizations, including New York Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Rights Project. South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project, Empire State Pride Agenda, Amnesty International, and NARAL Pro-Choice New York.

At Brooklyn Law School, Erica served as an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow, the Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Co-Chair of OutLaws, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.  She also published a Note entitled “Morality v. Reality: The struggle to effectively fight HIV/AIDS and respect human rights” analyzing various approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention worldwide.

Educational Background
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2008; Cornell University, B.S., 2005.

Court Admissions
State of New York
District of Columbia
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States

Legal Honors/Awards
Community Excellence Award of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, 2022.
Oxford University Press Law Division Award, 2008.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure I, 2005.
Sandy Pollack Award of the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission, 2003.

Legal Publications
Morality v. Reality: The struggle to effectively fight HIV/AIDS and respect human rights, 32 Brook. J. Int’l L. 1201 (2007).

Professional Involvement

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, Lawyer Referral Network
New York City Bar Association, LGBT Rights Committee
LGBT Law Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), Advisory Board
Brooklyn Law School Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, Moot Court Judge

Community Involvement

Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO), President
President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Young Leaders Council of the LGBT Community Center of New York, Past President
Cornell Pride, Cornell’s LGBTQIA+ Alumni Association, Past President
Cornell University Council
, Member
New Leaders Council (NLC), Advisory Board Member
Park Slope Food Coop, Member
Camp Friendship Food Pantry, Volunteer