Eric E. Lynch
Areas of Focus
Construction and Energy Litigation
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
, The John Marshall Law School
, Syracuse University
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2008
Eric Lynch works to turn complex problems into positive outcomes. He partners with clients to achieve timely and favorable results in and out of court. He combines his 26+ years of experience as an advisor, litigator and trial attorney to address clients’ business objectives.
Eric’s practice focuses on addressing a wide variety of litigation matters for clients in the manufacturing, mining, construction, emerging technologies, real estate development, professional services and retail industries.
Eric has substantial experience handling cases for clients concerning partnership obligations, fiduciary duties, breach of contract, trademark and copyright disputes, unfair competition, fraud and civil RICO with a mix of plaintiff and defendant representation.
Selected for inclusion in
The Best Lawyers of America
for Commercial Litigation, 2019
American Bar Association
Litigation Section, 2006-present
Torts and Insurance Section, 2006-present
Chicago Bar Association, 1993-present
Insurance Law Section, 1994-2007
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Construction Law Section, 2011-present
Secured a favorable settlement at mediation for a former CEO of a manufacturing entity facing significant damage claims for alleged dissipation of assets in relation to oversight of an ERISA subject company profit sharing plan which included a substantial damage payment to the client for his counterclaims.
Gained summary judgment on behalf of developer and general contractor against insurer for breach of its duty to defend and indemnify. The case was settled on appeal for an amount totaling most of the value of the pending judgments of over $4,600,000.
Obtained in excess of $7,000,000 in recoveries from insurer and contractor defendants in a series of related construction defect coverage actions on behalf of a developer, general contractor and two of its insurers.
Represented product manufacturers/sellers in trademark and unfair trade practices lawsuit between competing entities in rapidly emerging area. Case featured substantial damage claims by both sides and active motion practice. Multiple victories in motion phase led to favorable settlement for clients.
Procured summary judgment on majority of claims against real estate developer client with removal of remainder of claims against client at trial, negating in excess of $30,000,000 in alleged damage claims, while collecting the majority of client's damage claims against adversaries in a favorable settlement reached during a three-week trial.
Won multiple summary judgment motions that removed the majority of claims against clients in action relating to the assets of a mining partnership entity while defeating all summary judgment motions against clients' affirmative claims leading to a favorable settlement for clients.
Obtained favorable resolution of claims by a client business against a competitor for various trademark, defamation and interference claims after multiple favorable hearings.
Won favorable ruling in evidentiary hearing barring key evidence and related discovery resulting in removal of adversaries’ chief defenses from interrelated cases -- leading to a favorable settlement for clients in a construction lawsuit.
Procured favorable settlement at mediation on behalf of shareholder clients against corporation and its officers/board members claims after successful motion practice before district and bankruptcy courts.
Gained favorable settlement for financial services company in a dispute with a former executive alleging breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, fraud and conversion. The matter was settled after significant motion practice negated most of the claims against the client.
Obtained special action ruling overturning key rulings by Special Discovery Master on evidentiary privilege issues that limited opponents’ defenses and led to favorable resolution of real estate development case.
Won summary judgment motions defeating trademark and unfair trade practices claims against manufacturer client entity brought by competitor.
Represented leading retail entity against False Claims Act damage allegations concerning Medicare obligations in relation to settlement of injury matters. Case was dismissed with prejudice against client through motion practice and upheld on appeal.
Gained favorable resolution of a declaratory judgment action brought by professional liability insurer attempting to deny coverage under its policies for an underlying liability action to insured healthcare provider client through successful motion practice, fact and expert discovery that undermined the insurer’s coverage positions leading to the insurer dismissing its coverage action and making a substantial payment to settle the underlying action for its insured, our client.
Representing software company client against a lawsuit by a former customer and allied entity raising contractual and equitable claims arising from a marketing project seeking damages which amount to “bet the company” figures and includes counterclaims and third-party claims raised by the client seeking seven figures plus in damages.
Secured a favorable business-driven settlement in a dispute between analytics company client and a major customer without litigation that led to a vastly increased relationship and avoided potentially business-ending litigation.
Obtained a “walk away” settlement for software entity client against competitor claims for unfair trade practices and assorted business tort claims with damages claims that amounted to a “bet the company” figure after dismissal of majority of claims against client on successful summary judgment practice and defeat of all of the summary judgment arguments by adversary against client’s counterclaims on the eve of trial.
Procured favorable settlement for energy services company client against its insurer for environmental cleanup-related damages resulting from a pipeline spill loss in Texas after successful motion and discovery practice.
Secured a favorable settlement for energy services company client against its insurer for environmental cleanup-related damages from a significant release of waste water from a treatment facility in Ohio.
Obtained arbitration award (which became a court issued judgment) for healthcare client against a former officer enforcing non-solicitation and non-disclosure terms of an employment agreement leading to a substantial damages recovery by the client.
Currently representing a healthcare organization against a former physician employee to enforce a non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation terms in an employment agreement with tortious interference claims against the former employee’s new employer (a competitor).
Gained favorable settlement for a retail client by a former employee seeking common law and statutory damages arising in relation to the administration of benefits under an ERISA subject profit sharing plan.
With Prejudice: Judge Dismisses FCA Claim and Orders Sanctions Against Attorney
October 24, 2014
Attorney Eric Lynch Joins Polsinelli Expanding National Litigation Capabilities
March 3, 2014
"My role as advisor, litigator and trial counsel is to understand the client’s business goals, and to meet those goals as favorably as possible."
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