Eric LaMons is a commercial litigator experienced in diverse financial, breach of contract, creditor’s rights, securities, partnership, banking, insurance, product liability, and other litigation, within a range of industries, at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and settlement proceedings.

Prior to joining Wilk Auslander LLP, Eric was associated with Kaye Scholer LLP, where he specialized in product liability and general commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.

  • Conducted arbitrations, including the presentation of evidence and examination of witnesses, before the Commercial International Arbitration Tribunal in Geneva, Switzerland, pursuant to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.
  • Represented a multinational company seeking to preserve its rights under an exclusive agent agreement and a consulting agreement against companies acting in breach of their contractual obligations.
  • Successfully defended a commercial real estate services firm from baseless attempts by a party seeking to implicate the firm for the party’s own breach of its contract with another party. Ultimately reached a favorable settlement imposing no liability whatsoever on the client for the matter in dispute.
  • Conducted the presentation of evidence and examination of witnesses in a binding arbitration of a dispute over excessive attorneys’ fees. Ultimately reached a successful outcome for the client, after effectively opposing a motion to dismiss the client’s related action for breach of contract, repudiation, and fraudulent inducement in connection with an international contract for the purchase of an aircraft.
  • Represented a major company having the largest garment manufacturing operation in the U.S. and retail stores throughout the world. Successfully litigated in federal court against, and ultimately reached a favorable settlement with, a supplier of dangerously defective products and a related third party for their liability for negligence, fraud, and breach of contract.
  • Represented a partnership and its general partner in a dispute with a limited partner over the creation of the partnership and the obtaining and distribution of related proceeds. Successfully gained review before the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a limited partner seeking to protect its interests against a general partner and other parties attempting to force the dispossession of its interest in the partnership for far less than its fair value. Successfully prevented the loss of the interest.
  • Represented financial investment partnerships seeking the protection of their legal interests and full economic recovery for their investors against attempts to infringe such rights by counterparties to their transactions.
  • Represented, as co-counsel, a Fortune 500 financial company in litigation related to credit default swap transactions. The work involved dealing with issues of contingency, the implied covenant of good faith, and piercing the corporate veil. Successfully resolved the matter on favorable terms for the client.
  • In conducting a two-week trial before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, represented a group of African-American sheet metal workers in a racial discrimination civil rights action against a union, seeking recovery for disparate treatment, disparate impact, and retaliation.. The trial included examination and cross-examination of witnesses, and arguing the appeal of a portion of the lower court’s ruling before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Resolved, as co-counsel, tens of thousands of product liability claims across the country for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company through litigation leading to successful negotiation and implementation of a favorable nationwide settlement program through numerous customized settlement agreements.

Overview

Eric LaMons is a commercial litigator experienced in diverse financial, breach of contract, creditor’s rights, securities, partnership, banking, insurance, product liability, and other litigation, within a range of industries, at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and settlement proceedings.

Prior to joining Wilk Auslander LLP, Eric was associated with Kaye Scholer LLP, where he specialized in product liability and general commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.

Representative Matters

  • Conducted arbitrations, including the presentation of evidence and examination of witnesses, before the Commercial International Arbitration Tribunal in Geneva, Switzerland, pursuant to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.
  • Represented a multinational company seeking to preserve its rights under an exclusive agent agreement and a consulting agreement against companies acting in breach of their contractual obligations.
  • Successfully defended a commercial real estate services firm from baseless attempts by a party seeking to implicate the firm for the party’s own breach of its contract with another party. Ultimately reached a favorable settlement imposing no liability whatsoever on the client for the matter in dispute.
  • Conducted the presentation of evidence and examination of witnesses in a binding arbitration of a dispute over excessive attorneys’ fees. Ultimately reached a successful outcome for the client, after effectively opposing a motion to dismiss the client’s related action for breach of contract, repudiation, and fraudulent inducement in connection with an international contract for the purchase of an aircraft.
  • Represented a major company having the largest garment manufacturing operation in the U.S. and retail stores throughout the world. Successfully litigated in federal court against, and ultimately reached a favorable settlement with, a supplier of dangerously defective products and a related third party for their liability for negligence, fraud, and breach of contract.
  • Represented a partnership and its general partner in a dispute with a limited partner over the creation of the partnership and the obtaining and distribution of related proceeds. Successfully gained review before the New York Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a limited partner seeking to protect its interests against a general partner and other parties attempting to force the dispossession of its interest in the partnership for far less than its fair value. Successfully prevented the loss of the interest.
  • Represented financial investment partnerships seeking the protection of their legal interests and full economic recovery for their investors against attempts to infringe such rights by counterparties to their transactions.
  • Represented, as co-counsel, a Fortune 500 financial company in litigation related to credit default swap transactions. The work involved dealing with issues of contingency, the implied covenant of good faith, and piercing the corporate veil. Successfully resolved the matter on favorable terms for the client.
  • In conducting a two-week trial before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, represented a group of African-American sheet metal workers in a racial discrimination civil rights action against a union, seeking recovery for disparate treatment, disparate impact, and retaliation.. The trial included examination and cross-examination of witnesses, and arguing the appeal of a portion of the lower court’s ruling before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Resolved, as co-counsel, tens of thousands of product liability claims across the country for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company through litigation leading to successful negotiation and implementation of a favorable nationwide settlement program through numerous customized settlement agreements.