Eric is a nationally known trial and appellate lawyer who has 40 years’ experience in complex business litigation and sophisticated transactional matters. He concentrates his practice in the areas of securities, ERISA, policyholder rights, antitrust, class action, and other “bet-the-company” complex litigation in the financial services, capital markets, health care, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, high-tech, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.
Eric has successfully represented an impressive number of Fortune 500 companies and other clients in significant litigation in most state jurisdictions and in 23 federal districts throughout the United States. He has tried over 40 jury trials and countless bench trials, and his extensive appellate experience includes appearances and oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and several state supreme courts and intermediate appellate courts. Eric has recovered over $100 million in damages for clients in cases in which he served as lead trial and/or appellate counsel, and has also successfully defended clients in other cases from damage claims aggregating in excess of $5 billion.
Eric has served as associate general counsel of Ernst & Young, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law (where he became a nationally recognized in the areas of federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, class actions, evidence and constitutional law), partner at two large national law firms in Cleveland and Washington, D.C., and the law director of an Ohio municipality.
Eric earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame. Eric earned his law degree from Harvard Law School where as a 2L he was the national champion in the first annual National Mock Trial Competition and winner of Best Advocate award at the national finals in Houston.