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Eric B. Snyder

Overview

Eric Snyder maintains a nationwide complex litigation practice focusing on class actions and mass torts, mostly in the product liability and antitrust spaces. Eric represents a diverse group of clients including injured individuals, businesses involved in commercial disputes, other lawyers and persons subject to civil enforcement actions. He has also represented clients with both commercial and personal issues in many aspects of the mining and energy industries.

Eric has been quoted or featured in various major news media outlets, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, CNBC and the BBC in connection with his work in the Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Litigation, where he is served on the Plaintiffs’ Committee for the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases.

He has written and spoken on class action, ethics and management issues, and general litigation topics.

Eric also serves as general counsel for Bailey Glasser.

Awards & Accolades

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

AmLaw Daily, “Top Plaintiffs Lawyers” (2010)

Education

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2002, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor - Law Review

B.S., Penn State University, 1999

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served on the Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel Committee in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration MDL for the personal injury and wrongful death cases; worked extensively on this years-long litigation that resulted in hundreds if settlements for plaintiffs injured or killed in UA-related crashes, and over $1 billion in recovery for those who suffered diminution in value of their Toyota vehicles
  • Represented a group of West Virginia wine distributors in an antitrust action against a nationwide alcohol distributor and its West Virginia affiliate; obtained a confidential settlement within 18 months of filing
  • Obtained a $3 million settlement for victims of sexual abuse at a local high school; success in this case required extensive factual proof of the “red flags” of the perpetrator’s dangerousness that administrators failed to act on and appreciate
  • Counsel to a putative class of gasoline purchasers in New England; case proceeded through fact and expert discovery and the parties reached a settlement on the eve of the deadline for summary judgment motions and submitted that settlement for court approval
  • Represented a fellow lawyer against whom ethics charges had been brought; resulted in a sanction much less severe than recommendation by the West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel

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