Eric represents primary and excess insurance carriers in high-exposure litigation on contested coverage matters. Over a 30-year career, he has litigated more than two hundred cases, and successfully advised on hundreds more, in almost every U.S. state and the District of Columbia. In addition to his coverage work, Eric has an active litigation practice, representing sophisticated institutional clients – including manufacturers, healthcare providers, medical publishers and related entities – in commercial, product liability, life science and qui tam disputes.
Eric graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was on the Columbia Law Review; and clerked for Judge Conrad K. Cyr on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Eric serves as Vice-Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; Past Chair of the TIPS Self-Insurers and Risk Management Committee; and past chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Insurance Law Subcommittee. In 2019 he was elected to the American College of Coverage Counsel.
Recognition and Involvement
Recognition & Involvement
Since 2004, Eric has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" and since 2009 as a New England "Super Lawyer." He is named among The Best Lawyers in America® since 2023 for Insurance Law.
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
Columbia Law School, JD, 1991
University of Washington, BA, magna cum laude, 1986
News & Insights
American College of Coverage Counsel
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Boston Bar Association
Lead litigation counsel for primary and excess insurers in complex multi-party lawsuits involving tort, environmental, construction defect, asbestos, professional and general liability claims
Co-counsel to major multinational excess carrier on CGL coverage exposures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
Co-counsel for major international reinsurer in federal trial and appellate proceedings arising from allocation of pollution, asbestos, and related long-tail liabilities
Lead litigation counsel for Massachusetts engineering firm in professional liability proceedings alleging deficient product design
National coordinating counsel for European medical device manufacturer in U.S. mass tort proceedings alleging injury from implantation of surgical mesh
Co-counsel to defense contractor in qui tam action alleging improper procurement and billing practices under U.S. Government contract
Lead litigation counsel to primary general liability carrier in high-profile mass tort litigation involving The Station nightclub fire
Co-counsel to developer of New England merchant power plant in breach of contract suit against European gas turbine manufacturer
Co-counsel for excess carrier; advised on coverage in MDL and related bankruptcy proceedings arising from contaminated steroids allegedly distributed by New England Compounding Company
Lead regional counsel to national medical publisher and database distributor in tort litigation alleging inadequate technical specifications, failure to warn of pharmaceutical product hazards
National litigation counsel for medical device manufacturer in federal MDL and related state tort proceedings involving product allergy and related injuries
Co-counsel for New Hampshire electronics manufacturer in complex commercial dispute regarding allegedly deficient performance of automated assembly system
Lead trial counsel for domestic property carrier in reference proceedings arising from New England franchise restaurant fire losses