Eric Kraeutler

Eric Kraeutler is the leader of Morgan Lewis's Philadelphia Litigation Practice. His practice focuses on trials and appeals involving complex commercial, intellectual property, and white collar criminal matters. Mr. Kraeutler has been the lead trial lawyer in civil and criminal jury trials, civil bench trials, and arbitrations including international arbitrations. His appellate experience includes having argued numerous cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Ninth, and Federal Circuits, as well as state appellate courts.

Mr. Kraeutler's civil litigation practice has focused on complex commercial cases, intellectual property disputes, and litigation relating to government investigations. In addition, Mr. Kraeutler has a broad background in government investigations, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. He has handled matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), exports and embargoes, the Economic Espionage Act, political corruption, environmental crimes, and workplace safety. While Mr. Kraeutler has worked across a broad range of industries, much of his practice has focused on businesses in the technology, healthcare, and energy industries. In addition to his litigation practice, he regularly counsels clients regarding corporate compliance and risk management issues.

Mr. Kraeutler began his association with Morgan Lewis in 1980 and rejoined the firm in 1987, after spending three years as a federal prosecutor. Between 1984 and 1987, Mr. Kraeutler served in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he concentrated in the investigation and prosecution of complex business crimes. In the 1990s, as a Special Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Kraeutler oversaw the indictment of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen and testified at the historic impeachment trial of Justice Larsen before the Pennsylvania Senate.

Mr. Kraeutler is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; is listed in the 2008 through 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America; is profiled in the 2007 and 2008 editions of The Legal 500; and is profiled in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in American Law.

Mr. Kraeutler is a member of the firm's Advisory Board, Legal Personnel Committee, and Diversity Committee. For many years, he served as Morgan Lewis's firmwide hiring partner.

Active in community affairs, Mr. Kraeutler is a board member of the Committee of Seventy (the Philadelphia region's preeminent political watchdog organization); a board member of Back on My Feet (promoting self-sufficiency of homeless populations through structured running programs); a board member of The Chester Fund (supporting the Chester-Upland School of the Arts); and the former chairman of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter.

Mr. Kraeutler is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) IP Litigation, 4) Intellectual Property, 5) White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations, 6) FCPA/Anticorruption, 7) International Arbitration, 8) Life Sciences, 9) Latin America and 10) Life Sciences and Healthcare
Law School University of Virginia School of Law
Education Princeton University, 1976, B.A.
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Pennsylvania
Most recent firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP