Eric A. Dubelier



  • Tulane Law School, 1981, J.D.
  • Tulane University, 1981, MBA
  • Tulane University, 1977, B.A., with honors

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Eric focuses his practice on international and domestic regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, white collar criminal litigation and civil false claims litigation. He counsels clients primarily in the health care, financial services and defense industries. Eric deals extensively with federal prosecutors and enforcement attorneys and state attorneys general.

Eric works extensively overseas counseling clients and conducting internal investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He has managed FCPA investigations in over twenty-five countries. Eric also counsels clients in export control matters.

Eric has represented pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, drug wholesalers, long-term care and retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, nursing homes and hospitals in false claims, fraud, anti-kickback and consumer protection matters.

Eric worked as a federal and state prosecutor for 17 years. He served as lead government counsel in more than 100 state and federal jury trials. Since joining Reed Smith, he has litigated criminal and civil jury trials relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets and obstruction of justice. He has represented numerous clients in export enforcement and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

Employment History

  • 1998 - Reed Smith
  • More than eight years of service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
    • Assigned to the Transnational and Major Crimes Section, where he was responsible for the supervision, investigation and prosecution of cases involving national security matters, including illegal exports, fraud, international terrorism and espionage
  • Three years of service as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
    • Responsible for the investigation and prosecution of major narcotics cases and related financial crimes
  • Over five years of service as an Assistant District Attorney for Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Honors & Awards

  • Named as one of America's leading lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense: White-Collar in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 editions.