Eric Watt Wiechmann

McCarter & English, LLP

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Asylum Street 185
Hartford 06103 CT US

Mr. Wiechmann was the Managing Partner of the Firm 2007-2010. He also served on the Executive, Compensation and Growth Committees. His practice involves both Alternate Dispute Resolution and several areas of sophisticated civil litigation, including energy, antitrust, securities, environmental, toxic tort, and professional liability cases.

Mr. Wiechmann has a nationwide practice. He has tried both jury and court cases arbitrated, and argued appeals in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country and represented companies and individuals before various administrative agencies, including the SEC, Justice Department, FTC, EPA, DDE and various State’s Attorney General and Consumer Protection agencies.

Mr. Wiechmann has been involved in numerous arbitrations both as an advocate and as a neutral.  He has handled as an arbitrator a wide range of large complex cases involving energy, environmental, product liability, professional liability, corporate disputes, securities, and breach of contract.

He has also mediated cases throughout the Northeast for Federal and State courts, AAA, CPR and private parties. He was the Dalkon Shield Claims Administrator’s Arbitrator and Mediator for Connecticut.

He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s  National commercial, energy, large and complex disputes and M&A arbitration panels and National mediation panel, and is a CPR distinguished neutral. He is also an arbitrator for the CBA Attorney Fee Dispute Panel a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has represented companies and individuals in various industries including insurance, oil and gas, retail food, healthcare, manufacturing, building supplies, energy, paper products and dietary supplements in class actions, antitrust, patent, litigation, and state and federal governmental investigations and reviews (Hart, Scott & Rodino).

He has defended both national and regional accounting firms, law firms and insurance brokers in malpractice and breach of contract claims. He has represented banks, broker dealers, publicly traded companies and individual investors in securities and other financial fraud matters and governmental investigations.

He has tried cases throughout the country for major refiners, chemical companies, and Fortune 100 manufacturers on numerous chemical exposure and other toxic tort claims. He was National Coordinating Counsel for a major international oil company’s toxic tort docket.

Mr. Wiechmann is very active with the Connecticut bench and bar. He sits as both a State Attorney Trial Referee and Arbitrator and Federal Special Settlement Master. He has been appointed by the Judges of the Superior Court of Connecticut to sit on their Civil Task Force, Docket Control Committee, and Standard Jury Instruction Committee.

He also sat on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission panel which drafted the Connecticut Code of Evidence and presently sits on the Connecticut Supreme Court’s Evidence Code Oversight Committee. Eric has been selected as a Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

He serves on the Connecticut Bar Association ADR, Antitrust and Federal Practices Sections’ Executive Boards and was past chair of its Energy and Court Rules Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Hartford County, New York and District of Columbia Bar Associations and was a Trustee of the Connecticut Rivers Boy Scout Council.

He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel and was President of its Foundation.

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Asylum Street 185
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