Overview

Eric Yoon is a commercial litigator in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. Mr. Yoon routinely handles a wide range of litigation matters with a focus on antitrust, employment discrimination, class action defense and consumer protection and fraud disputes. In addition, Mr. Yoon has experience with civil business litigation including copyright, trade secret, restrictive covenant, corporate governance, disputes among shareholders and business torts.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Yoon practiced at another major national law firm in Philadelphia.

Experience

  • Represented a dental supply company in private and public antirust actions – individual, class action and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Part III Administrative Hearing – and governmental investigations

  • Represented a trust company in a proposed class action on the basis of breach of fiduciary claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and a civil conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
  • Represented a major insurance company in a proposed class action involving the insurer's reserves and surplus
  • Successfully defended several financial institutions against putative shareholder class action lawsuits challenging proposed mergers of those financial institutions

  • Represented employers and high-level executives in employment litigation matters involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and breach of employment contract
  • Representing employers in restrictive covenant disputes, trade secret litigation, computer fraud and abuse matters, and unfair competition claims

  • Represented several national banks on various lender liability, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) matters

  • Corporate IP Counseling (Ballistics): Lead counsel for a foreign consumer products company on international transfer and protection of intellectual property rights, corporate formation and funding, immigration and federal government contracts.
  • Citizen Petition (Transdermal Patch and Therapy): Lead counsel for a pharmaceutical company on the filing of a Citizen Petition with FDA concerning dose proportionality requirements for approval of generic and 505(b)(2) applications to a branded transdermal patch.
  • Launch "At Risk" Patent Counseling (Opioid Antagonist): Lead counsel for pharmaceutical company on analysis of, and a decision concerning, a potential launch-at-risk of its generic product.  
  • Corporate IP Counseling (Oncogenetic Biomedicines): Counseled client, including as lead counsel, on numerous joint development, research and material transfer agreements concerning multiple oncogenetic biomedicines.
  • Patent Prosecution (Transdermal Device and Therapy): Lead counsel for a biotechnology company on the filing of a pharmaceutical patent application for a transdermal device and therapy.
  • Patent Opinion Counseling (Branded Immuno-adjuvant Therapy): Represented branded pharmaceutical company on freedom to operate opinion concerning immuno-adjuvant technologies and therapies.*
  • Patent Litigation Counseling (Branded Nanoparticle Oncologic): Advised branded pharmaceutical company concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the litigants' case in an ongoing pharmaceutical patent litigation, where the client held a vested interest.*
  • False Advertising and Trademark Infringement Counseling (Seed Science): Counseled agribusiness client concerning investigation of potential false advertising and trademark infringement.*
  • Patent Counseling (Patent Law of the Sea): Advised oil company concerning jurisdictional reach of U.S. patent law to various depths and distances of the ocean from the mainland.*

* Matter handled prior to joining Holland & Knight

Credentials

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Colgate University, B.A., Philosophy; Political Science and Government, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Memberships
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Northeast Regional Committee
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Korean

Speaking Engagements