Erica Denise Carter
Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs, Sesame Workshop
As Counsel in the Legal and Business Affairs department at Sesame Workshop, Erica supports the organization by assisting with developing the business terms, strategizing, negotiating deal points, advising members of the Workshop, and drafting relevant agreements.
Carter specifically handles matters related to content production, marketing, social media, communications, collaborations, special events, Speaker’s Bureau, themed entertainment and outreach in Latin America, intellectual property protection and enforcement, clearances, employment matters, policies, and licensing.
In 2020, Carter was chosen to be a member of an internal committee tasked with supporting Senior Leadership and Human Resources in focusing on matters regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. She recently joined the Workshop’s senior leadership Operations Team through an inaugural effort led by the President & CEO to broaden and diversify the voices that impact business decisions and operations.
Carter serves as the New York City Chapter Co-Chair of the Copyright Society, and served as Assistant Treasurer on the board of the Copyright Society from 2018-2020. She is also a member of the junior board of the non-profit Youth Represent, 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.
Prior to working at Sesame Workshop, Carter worked in-house as an attorney for The Collective, also known as Marc Ecko or Ecko Unlimited. 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.