Eric focuses his practice on appeals and civil litigation. He has represented a wide variety of clients across varying industries and has experience in commercial disputes, securities litigation, and intellectual property litigation, among other areas. In 2021, Eric served as counsel of record for a group of former United States Attorneys filing an amicus brief in support of the United States in the United States Supreme Court case United States v. Cooley, a case concerning the scope of Native American tribal law enforcement’s authority to search and detain non-Natives. The Court cited the amicus brief twice in its opinion unanimously ruling in favor of the United States.

Prior to joining Wright Close & Barger, Eric was a litigation associate at law firms in New York and Minneapolis. Eric also previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


  • Partner, Wright Close & Barger, LLP, 2024 – present
  • Associate, Wright Close & Barger, LLP, 2021 – 2023
  • Associate, Robins Kaplan LLP, 2019 – 2021
  • Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, 2017 – 2019
  • Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, 2015 – 2016


  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Steven M. Colloton, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2016 – 2017

Presentations & Publications

  • “A Seat at the Sitting – The January Docket in 90 Minutes or Less.” The Federalist Society (January 2024).
  • Author, “Following a Varied Legal Career, Judge Jonathan Kobes Begins on the Eighth Circuit,” Eighth Circuit Bar Association Newsletter (Summer 2020).
  • Co-author, “Briefly: Deadlines or Guidelines?,” Minnesota Lawyer (July 2020).
  • Co-author, “Briefly: Definitive Definitions Can Be Difficult to Determine,” Minnesota Lawyer (January 2020).