Eric Seiler, a founder of Friedman Kaplan, is well known for his work in high-stakes complex commercial litigation, including in matters of first impression. He has a broad-based practice in federal and state courts which includes substantial, ongoing experience acting as lead counsel in significant jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations. His areas of focus include securities, complex contractual disputes, business torts, insurance, accountants' liability, antitrust, and employment litigation and arbitration. He also advises clients in connection with internal investigations.
Some of his recent work includes: representation of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in defense of federal and chancery court lawsuits brought by various creditor groups alleging that certain transactions violated the terms of bond issuances and the Trust Indenture Act; representation of GSO Capital Partners in litigation challenging its refinancing of debt issued by New Jersey-based home builder Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc; representation a prominent inter-dealer brokerage firm in eight consolidated FINRA arbitrations as well as in New Jersey state court in a follow-on five-month jury trial defending against claims of "raiding" and other business torts.; and representation of Wells Fargo and Wachovia in connection with a multibillion-dollar dispute with Citigroup arising out of the acquisition of Wachovia by Wells Fargo.