Eric L. Alexander

Partner

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, 1995, J.D., Cum Laude,  Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor
  • Kenyon College, 1992, B.A., Magna Cum Laude with distinction; Highest Honors in History, History, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado

Eric is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing primarily in the area of product liability litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Eric has represented clients on issues of medical causation and regulatory compliance, including commercial disputes, False Claims Act cases, disability insurance and personal injury cases involving food and beverage products and also has counseled on product liability actions and insurance coverage litigation. He has worked on cases involving a wide range of products and issues with cases pending in courts in the United States and discovery taken around the world.

In his extensive experience, Eric has personally tried four prescription drug cases to verdict and assisted in trying more than a dozen other prescription drug and medical device cases. In addition to preparing numerous prescription drug and medical device cases for trial, he has taken and defended hundreds of fact and expert witnesses and developed novel case theories and defenses. Also, he has drafted and argued numerous discovery, Daubert, in limine, and dispositive motions, and drafted post-trial motions and appellate briefs. Eric has participated in private jury trials, mediations and settlement discussions for a range of products. In addition, Eric has supervised teams of associates and paralegals with responsibility for more than 15,000 cases. In all, he has participated in a range of roles during the life of a serial product liability litigation, as national, regional, local, and trial counsel. He has been centrally involved in paper and electronic document sweeps and productions, class actions and multidistrict litigation, generic written discovery, depositions of company executives and corporate designees, reports, depositions, and motions practice for generic experts, cross-border discovery, case-specific discovery, trials, appeals, and mass settlements with administrative follow-up.

Eric is particularly known for his work with medical and liability/regulatory experts. He has assisted in responding to government investigations and consulted with a range of pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care clients on liability and regulatory issues. Eric is a contributor to the Drug and Device Law Blog and has been a regular speaker on litigation and product liability issues for a variety of audiences, in addition to giving formal training for co-counsel in serial litigation. He has worked on pro bono cases involving § 1983 and wrongful death claims and access to government records of wrongful surveillance on advocacy groups.

Employment History

  • 2005 - Reed Smith
  • 1999 - Arnold & Porter
  • 1996 - Spriggs & Hollingsworth

Clerkships

  • Honorable Jon P. McCalla, U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee