February 8, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 39

Eric E. Packel

As Chair of the firm's Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets practice, Eric Packel is a trial lawyer who represents local and national businesses in complex employment litigation, particularly claims brought under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and a variety of employee and shareholder related claims. For many of these clients, Eric also oversees and directs their general legal needs and consults them in their overall business strategies. Over the course of 20 years, Eric has tried cases to juries in five states, including:

  • Violations of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Claims brought under Federal and State anti-discrimination statutes 
  • Breach of Operating Agreements 
  • Breach of Employment Agreements 
  • Breach of fiduciary duties     
  • First Amendment 

Regularly leading a team that handles all of the employment discrimination allegations brought against a large healthcare institution, which employs more than 7,000 employees, Eric has defended the institution in multiple Charges of Discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a state Human Rights Commission for the last 5 years. To date, none of those Charges has resulted in a “Cause” Determination. He also works with information and security, food and ingredient manufacturing, and financial services cases. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Eric E. Packel