Eric focuses on product liability, complex civil litigation, toxic tort cases, and regulatory affairs. His experience involves all aspects of litigation, appeal, and alternative dispute resolution.
Eric has represented companies that manufactured or sold products involving durable medical equipment, satellites, parachutes, asbestos, benzene, silica, air mattresses, running shoes, solar equipment, electrical motors, laboratory apparatuses, pharmaceuticals, construction equipment, consumer goods and sports equipment. He has litigated contract disputes, water distribution issues, premises liability cases and trade dress claims. He has enforced judgments against debtors' property interests, responded to Consumer Product Safety Commission inquiries, and successfully briefed issues before the California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal.
Eric also coordinates a nationwide discovery program for a Fortune 500 company.
Eric served as an extern to the Honorable Stuart R. Pollak at the San Francisco Superior Court. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, he also served as assistant to a United States Bankruptcy Trustee, and worked in the legal department of the Oakland Raiders.
"Chabaan v. Wet Seal, Inc., et al," Hanson Bridgett Litigation Alert (February 2012)
"New Regulations for Consumer Products Sold in the U.S.," Globalaw Product Liability Newsletter (Spring 2009)
"Managing Information In An Electronic Workplace," Lorman (2007)
"Summary of Published California State Cases Concerning Asbestos Exposure," co-author, University of San Francisco School of Law Continuing Legal Education (May 2004)
"Changes to California's Statute of Limitation for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims and the Summary Judgment Statute," (September 2002)
"Handling the Disappearance or Spoliation of Third Party Evidence in the Products Liability Case: Beware the Double Edged Sword," co-author, ALFA Product Liability Seminar (May 2000)
"California Law for Workers' Compensation," Chapter in ALFA Compendium (2000)
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"Perfect Parenting," Castro Valley Mothers of Preschoolers (March 2013)
Night of Honor for Alameda County Public Safety Personnel, emcee (2007-2012)
"You Want Answers . . . I Want The Truth!," a presentation on taking oaths and perjury, Castro Valley, CA (Spring 2012)
Innocent Voices Celebration Dinner, emcee (November 2010; August 2011)
"Creative Dating Ideas," Castro Valley Mother's Group/Mothers of Preschoolers (March 2011)
"Medicare - The hot topic in personal injury defense work" (November 2010)
"Spreading the Fault: The Nuts and Bolts of Fault Diverting Defenses," Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California (May 2009)
"Hasty Decisions Can Have Long Term Negative Consequences," Castro Valley, CA (November 2008)
"Laws that Every Mother Should Know," Mothers of Preschoolers (March 2008)
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