Eric M. Kraus

Eric M. Kraus

Partner
New York City
(212) 508-0408
ekraus@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Kraus focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters, including mass torts and class actions involving pharmaceutical product and medical device liability, as well as toxic torts. He has defended cases centered on cutting-edge medical and scientific issues, with an emphasis on developing and presenting expert witness testimony and opposing expert witnesses proffered by adverse parties. He has represented some of the largest international pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases across the U.S., including GlaxoSmithKline, AbbVie, Sanofi and Bristol Myers-Squibb.

Among other topics, Mr. Kraus has published articles and spoken on topics dealing with scientific issues, expert testimony and cutting-edge legal issues. He is also an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 40 cases to verdict in state and federal courts, and has argued appeals in all levels of appellate courts in New York State, including in the New York State Court of Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Additional Areas of Focus

  • Commercial Litigation
    • Breach of Contract
    • Business Torts
    • Fraud/RICO
    • Health Care Litigation

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list, 2006-2007, 2010, 2013-2019
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City, 2016

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Hamilton College, B.A., cum laude, 1976

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Litigation Counsel of America, LLC
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Science & Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section

Present Activities

  • Queens Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Ukulele Kids Club Inc., Advisory Board, Member
    • Board of Directors, Former Chair