Erik Gerhard



Practice Areas

Securities Offerings & Compliance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Financial Institution Regulation
Corporate Governance
Business and Corporate Law


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.

Mr. Gerhard has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for the years 2005, 2006 and 2010. To be eligible for selection, an attorney must be age 40 or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania are selected as Rising Star. He was named a member of the 2009 Harrisburg MS Leadership Class which honors executives for their outstanding contributions to the civic, business and cultural betterment of the Central Pennsylvania area. He was also a graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series class of 2006. He has also served on the board of directors of the Crimestoppers of Dauphin County.

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.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1999
Duquesne University, B.A. 1996

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

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 Super Lawyer Rising Star (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011)
Member of 2009 Harrisburg MS Leadership Class
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Crimestoppers of Dauphin County (2004-2006)
Graduate, Leadership Harrisburg Area (2006)

Professional Presentations and Publications

"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)

“Proxy Updates, Common Disclosure Issues and Deregistration,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2013 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2012).

“Legal and SEC Update," PICPA 2012 Financial Institutions Conference, Harrisburg, PA (September 2012).

“Planning for Proxy Statement and SEC Form 10-K Disclosures & proxy Access Update,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2012 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2011).

“New Executive Compensation Disclosures,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2011 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2010).