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Erica  Handling

Erica Handling

General Counsel, EMEA
London, GBR

Erica Handling is General Counsel, EMEA, Investment Banking, at Barclays, based in London. 

Erica is a member of the EMEA Executive Committee, the Investment Banking Operating Committee and Investment Banking Global Infrastructure Committee.  She is also a member of the Investment Banking Global Diversity Council and Co-Chair of the Investment Bank’s Women’s Initiatives Network for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.    

Erica joined Barclays in 2011 from private practice where she established and led the Securities and Structured Finance practice at Ashurst.  Erica started her legal career at Allen & Overy, working in both London and New York, before moving to Weil, Gotshal & Manges in London where she became a partner in 1998.  Her specific area of focus in private practice was derivatives and structured finance, in particular collateralised debt obligations.  She was awarded Partner of the Year by The Lawyer magazine in 2003.

Erica takes a particular interest in diversity and inclusion.  In addition to her responsibilities at Barclays, she was a founding member of the Diversity Committee at Ashurst.


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