Eric M. Wachter

Eric Wachter

specializes in developing and implementing strategies to solve complex problems in litigation and government affairs. His litigation practice focuses on sophisticated, high-exposure product liability, consumer fraud, toxic tort, and personal injury cases, including class actions and attorney general actions, in federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Wachter also works with the firm’s government advocacy and public policy practice, including helping to guide clients through Congressional investigations; with the firm’s national appellate practice; and with the firm’s crisis management team, assisting clients facing threats on multiple fronts, including litigation, investigations, and regulatory action. He has substantial experience with the pharmaceutical and health care industries. In 2013, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Wachter served as law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, in 2003. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2000 with a degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, with a multi-disciplinary concentration in education policy, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Awards & Recognition

“Rising Star,” Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine, 2013


Contributing co-author, Chapter 6: Veil Piercing, Direct Parent Liability and Successor Liability, in Chilton Davis Varner & Andrew T. Bayman, Regulation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (Law Journal Press 2010).

Richard A. Schneider & Eric M. Wachter, “Thurman v. Applebrook Country Dayschool, Inc.: Day Care and Crib Death: Do Day Care Centers Have A Higher Standard of Care Than An Average Parent?,” Ga. Bar J. (April 2005).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Appellate, 2) Constitutional and Administrative Law , 3) Crisis Management: Congressional Investigations , 4) Energy Appellate , 5) Product Liability Litigation , 6) Pharma Products Liability , 7) Class Action , 8) Toxic Tort Litigation and 9) Healthcare Industry
Law School J.D., cum laude, Harvard University
Admitted Year 1996
Education B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Georgia, American Bar Association
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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