Erica Harrison Arnold, associate in Alston & Bird’s Construction & Government Contracts Team, has been named to the Hampton University Office of Alumni Affairs’ “40 Under 40” Class of 2017.
A 2006 university graduate who earned a B.A. in political science and English arts, Arnold guides companies with city, state, or federal contracts through the maze of statutes, regulations, and administrative processes surrounding government work. She also counsels companies involved in complex construction transactions and litigation.
While at Hampton University, Arnold was the recipient of the school’s “President’s Award” for outstanding achievement. She also studied abroad as part of the university’s Advanced Studies in England Programme and attended the Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute with the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Additionally, she served as chairperson of Hampton’s Student Elections Committee of the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program and was recognized by the university’s Honors Council with its “Potential Nobel Peace Prize Nominee” Award.
Now in its second year, the Hampton University “40 Under 40” Alumni Recognition Society honors exceptional young alumni who have achieved notable professional and personal success. Honorees are selected based on their professional expertise, achievements, and dedication to charitable and community initiatives.