People: Eric R. McDonough, Partner

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Eric R. McDonough

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9676
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Mr. McDonough is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is co-chair of the Los Angeles Litigation Department. Mr. McDonough focuses his practice on general business and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in trade secrets litigation, technology disputes, unfair competition disputes, real estate litigation, antitrust actions, securities and financial litigation, products liability and tort litigation, insurance bad faith, and ERISA litigation. Mr. McDonough has also defended employers in a variety of wrongful termination actions, including discrimination, constructive termination, and whistleblower claims.

Mr. McDonough has experience in all phases of civil discovery, pre-trial, trial and post-trial litigation, including multiple arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. McDonough is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is co-chair of the Los Angeles Litigation Department. Mr. McDonough focuses his practice on general business and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in trade secrets litigation, technology disputes, unfair competition disputes, real estate litigation, antitrust actions, securities and financial litigation, products liability and tort litigation, insurance bad faith, and ERISA litigation. Mr. McDonough has also defended employers in a variety of wrongful termination actions, including discrimination, constructive termination, and whistleblower claims.

Mr. McDonough has experience in all phases of civil discovery, pre-trial, trial and post-trial litigation, including multiple arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1997)
    Moot Court Board, (1996-97)
    Associate Editor, Santa Clara Law Review, (1996-97)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1992)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California

Affiliations

  • California Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (Litigation Section)

Representative Engagements

  • Saffon v. Wells Fargo & Co. Long Term Disability Plan, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 334 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Volynskaya v. Epicentric, Inc., 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 6490 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Welch v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 480 F. 3d 942 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Shorter v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 458 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Stenbock v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 9036 (9th Cir. 2000)
  • Silk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 477 F. Supp. 2d 1088 (CD Cal. 2007)
  • Frost v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 470 F. Supp. 2d 1101 (CD Cal. 2007)
  • Mixon v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 442 F. Supp. 2d 903 (CD Cal. 2006)
  • Bratton v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 439 F. Supp. 2d 1039 (CD Cal. 2006)
  • Brown v. Baker Hughes Inc., 433 F. Supp. 2d 1094 (ED Cal. 2006)
  • Thales Avionics, Inc. v. Matsushita Avionics Sys. Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist LEXIS 97119 (CD Cal. 2006)
  • Frost v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 414 F. Supp. 2d 961 (CD Cal. 2006)
  • Cortes v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 380 F. Supp. 2d 1125 (CD Cal. 2005)
  • Fitness Products Int's, L.L.C. v. Precise Exercise Equipment, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist LEXIS 16810 (ED Cal. 2004)