Eric is an attorney in the Casualty Department, where he concentrates his practice on product liability and complex commercial matters. In his product liability practice, Eric represents distributors and manufacturers of various products-such as automobiles, industrial machinery, consumer pet products, elevators, escalators and automatic door systems, pharmaceuticals and consumer appliances-in the defense of claims of defective design, defective manufacture and inappropriate warnings. His commercial litigation practice includes the representation of clients in disputes, such as indemnification actions arising out of product liability claims, copyright suits and the like. Eric's experience also includes consumer class action defense as well as legal malpractice and other general liability matters. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and also has experience in arbitration/ADR proceedings.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Eric worked at a New Jersey firm where his commercial practice included, among others, the representation of a financial institution in an internal investigation of potential fraud and regulatory violations by former employees; the representation of performing artists and a performing artists' guild in disputes with employment agencies that implicated state regulations and regulatory enforcement; and the representation of clients in various industries in lawsuits involving breach of contract and business tort claims.
Eric is a participant in the firm's pro bono program in partnership with the Veterans Law Clinic of Widener Law School, which provides legal services to military veterans and their dependents with disability compensation benefit claims pending before the Department of Veteran Affairs. Previously, Eric has volunteered for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and he maintains an active interest in the arts.
Eric received his juris doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2004 after attending Princeton University for his undergraduate degree. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, as well as in federal courts in those states.
•Hyperlinking in Briefs: Strategic and Practical Considerations, Co-author, New Jersey Law Journal, July 2010
•Autonomy, Not Aesthetics: 'Contemporary Community Standards' and Speech on the Internet, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Winter 2004
Pro Bono Activities
•Veterans Law Clinic of Widener Law School
•Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Year Joined Organization: 2012