Lathrop GPM Grows Denver Business Transactions Group with Counsel Erika Skougard


DENVER (July 12, 2021) — Erika Skougard joins Lathrop GPM as Counsel in the Denver office. Skougard is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group.

Skougard advises publicly traded and privately held Fortune 500 clients on benefits, executive compensation, and employment matters. She has represented employers in Department of Labor and Internal Revenue compliance actions and is experienced in Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and U.S. federal and state employment laws. She also assists multinational organizations in international corporate acquisitions and HR compliance.

Skougard also has ample experience working at organizations such as eBay and JPMorganChase, where she was a member of the management team. She has helped companies grow sales, improve operations, develop training curriculum, and managed client relationships.

“We are thrilled to welcome Erika to the firm,” said Mark Williamson, leader of the Business Transactions Practice Group. “Erika brings a wealth of insight on employee benefits and executive compensation. Her experience as a lawyer and business professional will be of great value to clients.”

Skougard earned her J.D. from the University of Utah in 2012. There she was the Executive Articles Editor for the Utah Law Review. While in law school, she also received the Dean’s Award, CALI Award, and Outstanding Achievement Award. Skougard also earned her B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah in 2009.