Eric is a proven trial lawyer who has successfully litigated complex commercial cases involving antitrust, securities, partnership, and intellectual property disputes. 

He was a member of the trial team representing American Express in one of the most significant recent cases litigated by the U.S. Department of Justice under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. This lawsuit culminated in a seven-week bench trial in which Eric conducted cross-examinations of key government witnesses. Eric also was lead trial counsel in recent arbitrations that were tried to verdicts under American Arbitration Association and FINRA rules, resulting in judgments in favor of his clients. 

In addition to his trial practice, Eric has been actively involved in advising hedge funds and investment firms regarding litigation-related matters, especially relating to energy and infrastructure projects, and mortgage backed securities, CDOs, and syndicated loans. Eric’s op-ed, “How Big Banks Want to Game the Mortgage Mess,” was published in The Wall Street Journal on May 4, 2009. He also has been quoted regarding issues related to mortgage-backed securities in the Financial Times and The Hedge Fund Law Report.

Eric’s pro bono work includes acting as co-counsel with The Bronx Defenders in a constitutional challenge to New York City Police Department policies on property seized in connection with a criminal arrest, and working with the ACLU-Women's Rights Project in a case involving the rights of undocumented workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Title VII.

Significant matters in which Eric has been heavily involved include the representation of:

  • a major credit card network in a multidistrict litigation raising antitrust challenges, including by the U.S. Department of Justice, to provisions of merchant contracts
  • the largest minority shareholder of a large reinsurance company in litigation challenging the terms of a merger in which the majority shareholders took full control of the company
  • hedge funds in appeals from an adverse verdict handled by prior counsel imposing hundreds of millions of dollars of fraudulent conveyance and preference liability in connection with the bankruptcy of a major homebuilder
  • a major gaming company in an intellectual property dispute raising issues of first impression regarding the application of the Lanham Act to trademarks used outside the United States
  • a major cable provider in connection with an accounting scandal, the related governmental investigations and settlements, and the prosecution of several complex litigations involving billion dollar claims for securities fraud, RICO, and accountant malpractice
  • a suit involving price-fixing allegations against two major auction houses that resulted in a $512 million settlement that has been referred to as “the most outstanding result ... in the history of the antitrust laws,” In re Auction Houses Antitrust Litig., 2001 WL 170792, *6 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 22, 2001)
  • a major independent power producer in connection with claims brought by a major utility seeking relief from substantial power purchase obligations based on alleged violations of environmental regulations

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Note & Comment Editor, NYU Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, International Relations; Benjamin Franklin Scholar

Bars

  • New York

American Bar Association

New York City Bar Association