Eric is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of product liability litigation, focusing on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex actions in state and federal courts. He has also represented chemical manufacturers and pest control companies in product liability actions, and policyholders in insurance coverage litigation.
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 healthcare clients on liability and regulatory issues. He 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.