Erika is a Law Clerk in Obermayer’s Business and Finance and Health Law Departments. In her practice, Erika represents Pennsylvania County governments in their role as the Primary Contractor for Behavioral Health HealthChoices Program. She also represents health care clients in connection with reviews and investigations conducted by state and federal government agencies. Erika advises licensed health care providers on negotiating and drafting contracts, compliance matters, laws, and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the state and federal Anti-Kickback Statutes, Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.
After over 6 years of experience working at a large Philadelphia healthcare system, Erika became a lawyer so that she could contribute to the healthcare field in ways that go beyond individual patients, inspired by knowing that she is helping clients best serve the communities in which they operate.
When not working, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, listening to live music, and reading. She is passionate about exploring nature, whether it’s skiing or hiking.
Prior to attending law school, Erika worked fort a large Philadelphia healthcare system, managing multiple FDA-regulated clinical trials on traumatic brain injury. During law school, Erika completed an externship with Obermayer’s Health Law Department.
While in law school, Erika was a recipient of two CALI Excellence for the Future Award/Best Student Performance awards: in Marijuana/Cannabis Law and in Reproductive Rights and Justice. She was also an invited speaker at a conference, Medical-Legal Partnerships: Equity, Evaluation, and Evolution, hosted by Yale Law School’s Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy. Erika is a two-time recipient of the PennMedicine CAREs grant, and she was awarded the Irene Parisi Humanitarian Award by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.
Some of Erika’s publications include:
- Silverman, D. Sandsmark, R.I. Field, Empirical Support for the Implementation of Medical-Legal Partnership Training in a Neurology Residency Program, J. LAW, MEDICINE, & ETHICS.
- Shoshany, E. Silverman, J. Shaka, L. Goldstein, R. Diaz-Arrastia, D. Hunter, Detection of Visuomotor Dysfunction in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury using Binocular Retinal Polarization Scanning, BRAIN INJURY.
- Moyer, E. Silverman, N. Kulkarni, R. Diaz-Arrastia, D. Sandsmark, The Characterization of a Traumatic Brain Injury Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Service, J. NEUROSCIENCE NURSING.
- Janigro, E. Silverman, N. Marchi, R. Diaz-Arrastia, Is Salivary S100B a Marker of Traumatic Brain Injury? FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY.
- Silverman, J. Zhao, J. Merriam, T. Nagasaki, Intracellular Position of Centrioles and the Direction of Homeostatic Epithelial Cell Movements in the Mouse Cornea, J. HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CYTOCHEMISTRY.