Eric regularly handles high-profile appeals and issue litigation. He has argued major cases before the Ninth Circuit, Arizona Supreme Court, and Arizona Court of Appeals. Law360 featured Eric as one of five rising stars nationwide in 2020. Eric is also listed in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List, Best Lawyers, and Southwest Super Lawyers for appeals.
Before joining private practice, Eric clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He currently serves as a Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representative and as Chair for the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar. He also regularly writes about appeals, including contributing to SCOTUSblog, co-editing the azapp.com blog, and coauthoring a monthly column in Arizona Attorney magazine covering civil appeals.
Eric has been featured in national news coverage on CNN, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News, and every major local television station in Arizona. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Arizona Republic, People Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Law360 and many other publications have also featured Eric’s cases or legal analysis.
Intellectual Property & Antitrust
Eric’s practice also involves intellectual property and antitrust litigation. He has represented many of the most well-known technology companies in patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. He is a registered patent attorney, has a degree in Physics, is Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar, and is a past chair of the Antitrust Section.
Eric’s academic research has been published widely, including in the University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Technology Law Review, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Journal of Technology Law & Policy.
He studied directly under two recipients of the Nobel Prize: Shuji Nakamura (Physics, 2014) and Gary Becker (Economics, 1992).
Major Legal Issues
Appeals from Jury Trials
Intellectual Property & Antitrust
Other Legal Issues
- Law360 Rising Star, 2020, Appellate
- Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: Appellate, 2020-2021
- Best Lawyers®, Appellate Practice, 2020-2022
- Benchmark Litigation: 40 & Under Hot List, 2018-2020
- Southwest Super Lawyers, Appeals, 2013-2021
National Television Coverage
National Newspaper/Magazine Coverage
Local Media Recognition
Journals, Law Reviews, and Book Chapters
- Local Gov'ts Must Note Lessons In Religious Exception Ruling, Law360 (June 23, 2021) (with Josh Bendor)
- Remote Appellate Oral Arguments, Ariz. Attorney (March 2021) (with Krissa M. Lanham)
- The Chicago Tradition and Judge Ginsburg (with Barak Orbach & D. Daniel Sokol), in An Antitrust Professor on the Bench: Liber Amicorum 43 (Nicholas Charbit et al. eds., 2018) (book chapter)
- The Overhaul of the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, Ariz. Attorney 52 (Jan. 2015) (with Thomas L. Hudson & Joseph N. Roth)
- The Jurisdiction of the D.C. Circuit, 23 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 131 (2013) (lead author)
- The Role of Economic Analysis in Competition Law (with Douglas H. Ginsburg), in Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Economics in Asia (Ian McEwin ed., 2011) (book chapter)
- Antitrust and the Google Books Settlement: The Problem of Simultaneity, 2010 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 4
- A Postmortem Look at Citywide WiFi, 14 No. 2 J. Internet L. 1 (2010)
- The Failure of Public WiFi, 14 J. Tech. L. & Pol'y 161 (2009)
- Reducing Fraud against the Government: Using FOIA Disclosures in Qui Tam Litigation, 75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 497 (2008). Reprinted in 49 False Claims Act & Qui Tam Q. Rev. 159 (2008)