For more than 20 years, Eric Strain has maintained a national practice representing companies located in North America, Europe, and Asia through all stages of complex civil litigation in the U.S., including mediation, trial, and appeal. Eric’s substantial courtroom experience includes federal and state court jury trials, arguments before U.S. courts of appeals, and briefing submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is directly responsible for precedent-setting published opinions in numerous jurisdictions, and is a national leader on issues involving the jurisdiction of U.S. courts over both foreign and domestic defendants.
With an emphasis on representing global aviation companies, Eric serves as lead U.S. national product liability defense counsel for one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers located in Europe and its North American affiliates. In this role, he has defended against numerous wrongful death, serious personal injury, and property damage claims following fixed wing and helicopter accidents involving commercial, tourist, air ambulance, news gathering, energy sector, law enforcement, and private operation flights.
Eric’s clients trust his ability to execute complex legal and technical strategies to accomplish their specific goals, whether it be a prompt and efficient resolution or a full and aggressive defense. His foreign clients in particular benefit from his clear advice about often unfamiliar U.S. litigation, regulatory, and discovery processes.