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Eric is a partner at Reed Smith LLP, and 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’s practice has particularly focused on scientific, medical and regulatory issues in product liability cases, including expert discovery, Daubert motions, and preemption issues. In addition to pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation, he has worked on commercial disputes, False Claims Act cases, disability insurance and personal injury cases involving food and beverage products and he has counselled clients on a range of issues, including product labeling and risk minimization. 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.


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

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

  • Supreme Court - United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan

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

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Repeatedly recognized by Who’s Who Legal as being among the highest-ranking Life Sciences lawyers