Eric L. Unis

Associate

New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6482
Business Fax: 212.704.5982

eric.unis@troutmansanders.com

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Eric Unis has experience in several areas of complex litigation, including consumer class actions, breach of contract cases, securities law, False Claims Act litigation and intellectual property law. He also regularly advises retailers, manufacturers, and other providers of consumer goods and services on legal compliance in the areas of sweepstakes, contests and other promotions; advertising; gift card programs; FDA requirements for labeling food and dietary supplements; data collection, information management, privacy, and internet marketing. Eric has represented clients in investigations by the FTC, the CFPB, the SEC, State Attorneys General, and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. Eric also counsels clients on consumer product safety issues and conducting product recalls under the auspices of the CPSC, NHTSA, and the FDA.  

Representative Matters

  • Obtained dismissal in multi-million dollar earn-out dispute on behalf of defense contractor, affirmed on appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of retailer in putative FACTA class action, affirmed on appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • Representing debt buyer in class action relating to collection litigation practices.
  • Representing appliance manufacturer in consumer class action litigation relating to energy efficiency claims.
  • Participated in representation of gourmet snack food company in multiple related national consumer class action lawsuits and class action settlement.
  • Represented diamond manufacturer in international arbitration concerning possession of $6 million inventory of diamonds and defense of intellectual property claims.
  • Represented residents of historic apartment building in lawsuit against the City of New York and real estate developers alleging violations of environmental law and municipal land use law.
  • Representing the owners of a majority interest in an apparel manufacturer in dispute relating to valuation of the business with the minority owner.
  • Resolving numerous California Prop. 65 cases.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker "Cybersecurity and Information Management: 5 Issues Every Business should Consider," CLE Seminar, Spring 2014.
  • Speaker, "California Prop. 65: The Statutory Basics and the Real Scoop," CLE Seminar, April 17, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Recent Legal Developments of Special Interest to Retailers,” CLE Seminar, April 18, 2012.
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Retailing and Advertising Law," CLE Seminar, December 6, 2011.
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Retailing Law," CLE Seminar, June 23, 2009.

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected as a "Rising Star" by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2014-2016).

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2005-present
  • Associate, Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP, 2001-2005

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Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2001
  • New York University, B.A., cum laude, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit