Eric Westenberger's practice focuses mainly on mass/toxic torts, product liability, securities and commercial litigation. Mr. Westenberger has defended product liability, toxic tort and class action matters for numerous high-profile clients. Representative clients include a major food biotechnology company, the largest telecommunications organization in the US, a leading technologies business, the most established manufacturer operating in the home improvement and automotive industry and one of the world's premier providers of branded casino entertainment. His diverse experience spans the entire litigation process, from the investigatory and pleading stages through discovery and, finally, trial.
Mr. Westenberger also has experience advising companies on issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, suspicious activity reporting and detection, and the implementation of corporate compliance programs.
•Eric has counseled litigation financing companies on a variety of legal, ethical, and practical challenges raised by this emerging component of high-stakes litigation.
•Eric defended the City of New York and dozens of private contractors against thousands of toxic tort claims arising from the post-9/11 recovery and clean-up operation at the World Trade Center disaster site. In the course of this representation, Eric deposed hundreds of claimants, defendants and expert witnesses, and played a key role in the development of offensive and defensive litigation strategies.
•Eric has counseled consumer healthcare companies on marketing and social media campaigns to minimize potential product liability and other litigation risks on the front end.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to Edwards Wildman, Eric was a partner in the New Jersey office of an international, Am Law 100 law and public policy firm headquartered in Washington, D.C, and prior to that, an associate at one of Am Law's five largest U.S. law firms. In addition, Eric served as a clerk for the Hon. Shirley Wohl Kram of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Eric and his wife, Cindy, have three sons, Will, Jake and Luke. Eric and Cindy spend much of their time cheering their sons on at lacrosse and football games. In his free time, Eric tries to improve his poor golf game. (Also at Morristown, New Jersey Office)