Vice President Brand Protection
Pizza Hut, LLC
Erika Burkhardt is Vice President, Brand Protection for Pizza Hut, LLC. A member of the Pizza Hut Legal Department since 2004, Erika is responsible for managing all U.S. litigation matters, ranging from employment and personal injury to patent claims. She is also a key advisor on various human resources, policy, and compliance issues at both the brand level and more broadly for the parent company, Yum! Brands, Inc. Over the years, Erika has assumed responsibility for crisis management at Pizza Hut, helping to lead teams across the franchise and corporate system identify and address the various brand protection issues facing Pizza Hut in an ever-evolving risk environment.
Ms. Burkhardt received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her law degree from the Duke University School of Law. She began her career at Holland & Hart LLP in Denver, Colorado and moved to Dallas, Texas in 2000 to practice in the Baker Botts LLP Labor and Employment section before joining Yum! Brands in 2004.