Erica Carter is Counsel in the Legal and Business Affairs department at Sesame Workshop, the media and education nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. Prior to working at Sesame Workshop, she worked in-house as an attorney for The Collective, also known as Marc Ecko or Ecko Unlimited. Currently, her work includes handling and negotiating Sesame Workshop’s legal matters and agreements in connection with its social media, marketing, communications, events, productions, television shows, collaborations, licensing, clearances, intellectual property rights enforcement, employment matters, company policies, and nonprofit activities.
Carter serves as the Assistant Treasurer on the board of the Copyright Society of the USA, is an active mentor in PALS (Practicing Attorneys for Law Students) and a member of the New York City Bar Association. In March of 2019, she received the Brooklyn Law School Entertainment and Sports Law Society Alumni of the Year Award for her inspiring accomplishments in entertainment law.
Carter earned her J.D. and Certificate in IP, Media, and Information Law in 2015 from Brooklyn Law School. While in law school, she was the recipient of the Gwen J. Greenberg Prize and a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Negotiations.
She received her B.A. in Communications, with a minor in Public Relations from Belmont University in December of 2010, where she was an NCAA Division I student-athlete. She is admitted to the bar of the State of New York.
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