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Eric D. Olson

Eric D. Olson

Senior Counsel

Eric Olson defends manufacturers in complex product liability litigation. He has extensive experience in developing strategies in complex commercial litigation, from filing a complaint through settlement, trial, or arbitration. Eric has represented clients at trial and in arbitration proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. 

He has researched, written and argued motions, prepared and responded to discovery requests, and conducted and defended depositions in corporate disputes, including consumer and class actions. Eric has also advised clients on discovery issues in complex litigation and overseen the review and production of large data sets, performing oversight over issues related to confidentiality, privilege, and responsiveness. 

In addition, Eric has deep experience managing litigation risk and litigation cases from a client’s perspective. As an assistant attorney general in North Dakota, he was appointed general counsel of the North Dakota University System. In this role, he acted as the primary legal officer for the State Board of Higher Education and North Dakota University System comprised of 11 institutions, 40,000 students, and 8,000 employees.

In his free time, Eric enjoys woodworking and gardening, coaching his sons’ soccer and baseball teams and spending time with his family.


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • Minnesota, 2017
  • North Dakota, 2019

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2010

    Executive Editor, American Criminal Law Review

    CALI Excellence for the Future (Church-State Law)

    Pro Bono Pledge Honoree

  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 2007

    magna cum laude

    Dean's List

    Major: Philosophy & Political Science

Professional Associations

    • North Dakota State Bar Association
    • Big Muddy Bar Association
    • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Recent News, Events and Blogs


  • "FTC Proposes Banning Non-Compete Clauses, Putting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information at Risk," Co-Author, Legal Alert, February 2023
  • "The Supreme Court Delivers an Epic Blow to Employee Class and Collective Actions," Author, Email Alert, June 2018
  • "Bans on Salary History Inquiries Raise Concerns for Employers," Author, Email Alert, April 2018
  • "DOJ Files Suit to Enjoin Health Insurance Industry Consolidation," Co-Author, Email Alert, August 2016
  • "Antitrust Implications of Recent FTC Patent-Related Agreement," Co-Author, Email Alert, August 2015
  • "Recent Appellate FTC-Related Cybersecurity Ruling," Co-Author, Email Alert, August 2015
  • "Consider Making an Offer of Judgment: Encouraging Settlement and Laying the Foundation to Receive Attorneys’ Fees," Author, Email Alert, July 2015
  • "The Federal Trade Commission Acquiesces to Georgia CON Laws," Co-Author, Email Alert, April 2015
  • "Implications of Recent Class Action Filings Related to Contact Lenses," Co-Author, Email Alert, March 2015
  • "Ninth Circuit Upholds Antitrust Ruling in Merger of Healthcare Providers," Co-Author, Email Alert, February 2015
  • Halverson, Andrea C. & Eric D. Olson, False Statements and False Claims, Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, 46 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 555 (2009)