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Erich represents energy industry clients in high-stakes commercial disputes and torts in the areas of construction and engineering, decommissioning, oil and gas royalties, environmental justice, and personal injury and property damage matters. He also represents mineral lessees and operators in disputes before federal agencies relating to decommissioning and oil and gas royalties and provides pre-litigation counseling on contractual risk allocation and compliance with Department of the Interior regulations. 

Erich has experience in large-scale, multiparty litigation, as well as in individual actions. He practices in numerous jurisdictions, representing clients in all aspects of litigation across the country. Erich has represented public and private companies in a broad range of disputes in arbitration and federal and state court relating to breach of contract, trade secrets, securities, and RICO violations and provided litigation risk counseling and strategic advice on franchise termination litigation and relationship issues. He has also represented clients in False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Erich earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and served on the Journal for Poverty Law and Policy. After law school, he served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. Erich has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, has published two articles in Infantry Magazine and is an alumnus of the Army’s Strategic Studies Fellowship Program.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A. Philosophy, Government, Georgetown University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

District of Columbia

Florida

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Matters

Represented owners in several construction disputes with general contractors.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty multi-state class action litigation.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty disputes against the U.S. Department of the Interior.  

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Represented owners in several construction disputes with general contractors.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty multi-state class action litigation.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty disputes against the U.S. Department of the Interior.  

Advised major beer manufacturer on franchise termination litigation and relationship issues.

Defended national retailer in misappropriation of trade secret and conspiracy litigation.

Represented major technology company in securities and shareholder derivative litigation.

Represented global pharmaceutical company in a FCPA enforcement action.

Extensive pro bono work, including a Special Immigrant Visa application, Violence Against Women Act self-petition for immigration, veteran landlord-tenant dispute, divorce with custody, and United States Supreme Court amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Innocence Project regarding the application of the scientific method in determining the reliability of expert witnesses.

Matters

Represented owners in several construction disputes with general contractors.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty multi-state class action litigation.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty disputes against the U.S. Department of the Interior.  

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Matters

Represented owners in several construction disputes with general contractors.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty multi-state class action litigation.

Represented major energy company in natural gas royalty disputes against the U.S. Department of the Interior.  

Advised major beer manufacturer on franchise termination litigation and relationship issues.

Defended national retailer in misappropriation of trade secret and conspiracy litigation.

Represented major technology company in securities and shareholder derivative litigation.

Represented global pharmaceutical company in a FCPA enforcement action.

Extensive pro bono work, including a Special Immigrant Visa application, Violence Against Women Act self-petition for immigration, veteran landlord-tenant dispute, divorce with custody, and United States Supreme Court amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Innocence Project regarding the application of the scientific method in determining the reliability of expert witnesses.

Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A. Philosophy, Government, Georgetown University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

District of Columbia

Florida

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas