Erik Gerhard


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Erik Gerhard

Erik Gerhard is a partner of Bybel Rutledge LLP where his practice focuses on securities offerings and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, financial institution regulation, corporate governance, and business and corporate law, including capital formation.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gerhard practiced law in firms in the Harrisburg area and Raleigh, North Carolina where he represented financial institutions in all areas of banking, corporate and securities law. He assisted clients in such areas as de novo bank formations, public offerings (for both issuer and underwriter), private placements, mergers and acquisitions, holding company formations, and Pennsylvania Bank Shares Tax appeals.

Professional Affiliations, Awards, Boards

  • Named a Local Legal Leader by Harrisburg Magazine (2016)
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law (2016)
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law and Contracts Law (2015)
  • Member of Harrisburg MS Leadership Advisory Council
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Professional Presentations and Publications

  • “It’s All About What is Behind the Curtain – Due Diligence and its Impact on Value,” 2019 M&A and Capital Raising Seminar, Hershey, PA (June 2019)
  • "Recent SEC Developments and Hot Topics for 2019,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2019 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2018)
  • “Current SEC Hot Topics,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2018 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2017)
  • "Legal and Regulatory Update," BDO Client Seminar 2016, Doylestown, PA (December 2016)
  • "Current SEC Hot Topics," Bybel Rutledge LLP 2017 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2016)
  • “Current SEC Hot Topics,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2016 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2015)
  • "Overview of the Banking Regulatory Regime and Directors' Duties," 2015 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2015)
  • "Effective Disclosure and SEC Hot Topics," Bybel Rutledge LLP 2015 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2014)
  • "SEC/Regulatory Update," BDO 2014 PA Banking Seminar, Exton, PA (December 2013)
  • "Proxy Updates and Common Disclosure Issues," Hershey, PA (November 2013)
  • “Legal and SEC Update,” PICPA Financial Institutions Conference, King of Prussia, PA (September 2013)

Practice Areas:

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of West Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1999

Duquesne University, B.A., magna cum laude 1996