Eric Cottle is an experienced trial attorney and litigation partner and resides at K&L Gates’s New York and Pittsburgh offices. He practices in a variety of areas, including complex commercial disputes, consumer product defect claims and advises clients in the manufacturing and technology industries. Eric has extensive first chair trial experience and has successfully argued cutting edge legal issues before various courts in hearings and in trial with great success, and represents clients across the country in multidistrict and multinational jurisdictions and in high volume and high-stakes trials. Eric also advises clients in several key areas, including managing risk and developing and implementing company-tailored solutions to complex legal issues that align with the client’s current and long term business objectives. Eric’s litigation and risk management experience extends to the industries of commercial coatings, metal manufacturing and fabrications, heavy-duty industrial port machinery and off-shore products, energy and technology.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Cottle was a partner at a Pittsburgh-based law firm where he focused his practice on a wide-range of commercial disputes and consumer litigation, including unfair competition, employment litigation, fraud and deceptive and misleading acts, class actions, multi district litigation, and products liability.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, Eric worked as an analyst for an asset-based company that provided an alternative source of funding to new and emerging companies; and as an account executive for major insurance carrier where he interpreted key provisions of insurance
policies and coverage issues for business clients involving general commercial liability, mass tort, and construction defects and managed workers compensation and general liability risks of insured.
Mr. Cottle has lectured at several regional and national seminars on a variety of topics, including, best trial practices and tactics, defending the corporate representative, and current developments and emerging trends in mass tort and personal injury litigation.