Eric Wallach concentrates his practice on the defense of wage and hour class actions, the prosecution and defense of cases regarding trade secrets and restrictive covenants (including matters involving temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions) and the representation of corporate clients in discrimination suits involving allegations of bias based on race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual harassment and national origin, among other things.

He also handles matters implicating partnership and shareholder disputes and common law claims such as defamation, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Eric is frequently retained by employers and corporate boards and special committees to conduct sensitive and efficient internal investigations of alleged officer, employee and director misconduct, and by executive employees to defend their actions before law enforcement and regulatory agencies. He and his team also provide day-to-day employment practices counseling and litigation prevention and avoidance advice; internal compliance audits and anti-harassment training; and negotiation and drafting of employment, consulting and severance agreements including the management of reductions in force and WARN Act issues.

Eric chairs DLA Piper’s Employment practice in New York.

Eric has also served as a party-designated arbitrator in several proceedings conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce.