Eric Olson concentrates his litigation practice in commercial litigation, construction, product liability, toxic tort and mass tort defense. He regularly defends manufacturers in complex product liability litigation, including some of the largest multidistrict litigation in the federal courts. Eric has extensive experience in developing innovative strategies in complex litigation, often resulting in a pre-filing claim resolution. He has represented clients at trial and in arbitration proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
He has defended clients of all sizes, from the largest businesses and manufacturers in the country to smaller local businesses and individuals across the legal landscape. Eric has represented clients in the financial, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and filmmaking industries in matters ranging from simple breach of contract cases up to and including large class and collective actions. 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.
In addition to his litigation work, Eric has deep experience managing litigation risk and controlling spend from a client’s perspective. Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, he spent nearly four years as the 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. Eric was responsible for managing litigation risk, supervising outside counsel and ensuring legal compliance within the university system.
Eric also devotes his time to serving his community; he currently sits on the board of his local children’s science museum and a nonprofit devoted to supporting the growing North Dakota film sector.