Eric S. Westenberger

Eric S. Westenberger

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Eric S. Westenberger is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation, Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice Groups. His practice focuses on mass/toxic torts, product liability, securities and commercial litigation. Mr. Westenberger has defended product liability, toxic tort and class action matters for numerous high-profile clients. Representative clients include a major food biotechnology company, the largest telecommunications organization in the U.S., a leading technologies business, the most established manufacturer operating in the home improvement and automotive industry and one of the world’s premier providers of branded casino entertainment. His diverse experience spans the entire litigation process, from the investigatory and pleading stages through discovery and, finally, trial.

Mr. Westenberger also has experience advising companies on issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, suspicious activity reporting and detection, and the implementation of corporate compliance programs.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Westenberger was a partner at Locke Lord. He also served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Shirley Wohl Kram, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

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Representative Matters

  • Counseled litigation financing companies on a variety of legal, ethical and practical challenges raised by this emerging component of high-stakes litigation.
  • Defended the City of New York and dozens of private contractors against thousands of toxic tort claims arising from the post-9/11 recovery and cleanup operation at the World Trade Center disaster site. In the course of this representation, Mr. Westenberger deposed hundreds of claimants, defendants and expert witnesses and played a key role in the development of offensive and defensive litigation strategies.
  • Counseled consumer health care companies on marketing and social media campaigns to minimize potential product liability and other litigation risks on the front end.