As a member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Erik defends several major manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies, including a St. Louis-based multinational agricultural biotechnology company, in complex litigation involving toxic tort, product liability and intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts. He is extensively involved in mass tort and class action product liability litigation involving consumer and commercial products that contain benzene, solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), perchloroethylene and environmental contaminants, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and perchlorate. Erik’s extensive trial and case management experience includes responding to the legal and scientific claims involved in this litigation.
Erik is also heavily involved in patent infringement cases involving the unauthorized use of patented biotechnology. He has defended manufacturers of biotechnology, chemical and consumer products against claims of alleged federal and state antitrust violations. Multiple appeals from these cases have resulted in favorable outcomes in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
Erik’s litigation experience on behalf of industry clients includes:
As part of a team leading multiple-defendant joint defense groups in the nation’s most difficult jurisdictions, Erik has handled cases in Illinois, Missouri, California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Michigan.