Erika Villarreal Zorita is a native of Panama City. She is a partner in Anzola Robles & Associates, with a primary practice focused on commercial law, corporate law, finance law, energy law and mergers and acquisitions.
Erika received her law and political science degree (JD equivalent) Magna Cum Laude and ranked in the top three of the class of 2003 from the University of Panama, School of Law, as an IFARHU scholarship recipient for academic excellence. She was admitted to the practice of law in Panama upon graduation in 2003. She continued her graduate-level studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain where she was awarded a scholarship from the Complutense Foundation of Madrid and completed a postgraduated course in international business law. In 2005 Erika obtained a Fulbright scholarship and continued her graduate-level studies at Duke University Law School, where she earned a Master’s in laws. As a Fulbright Scholar Erika also completed studies of introduction to US law, at Tulane University Law School in 2005.
Erika has devoted some of her time to teaching. She was an assistant instructor on the Conflicts of Laws course at the Law School of the University of Panama for the 2003–2004 academic year.
Erika has been a member of the Association of Fulbright Scholars of Panama since the year 2006 and the International Bar Association (IBA).