Eric Yaffe is the managing officer of the Washington, DC office of Gray Plant Mooty and cochair of the White Collar and Investigations team. His practice focuses on white collar and government investigations, complex civil litigation, and franchise litigation. From 1991-2000, Eric worked for the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and as a Trial Attorney for the Public Integrity Section. From 1999-2000, Eric was Deputy Chief of the Department’s Campaign Finance Task Force. He has tried over 50 cases and has handled over 30 appeals in his career.
Eric has worked on numerous white collar matters over the years, representing companies and individuals in health care fraud, financial fraud, government contract fraud, obstruction of justice, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, conflicts of interest, ethics, and other matters. He has also litigated a number of complex civil and franchise litigation cases, including shareholder disputes, employment issues, antitrust, trademark infringement, covenants not to compete, false advertising, breach of contract, and tort, among other matters.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.