Eric Yaffe represents corporations and individuals in high stakes litigation and investigations across the country. He focuses his practice on white collar and government investigations, complex civil litigation, and franchise litigation. Eric works extensively in the area of white collar matters, representing companies and individuals in health care fraud, financial fraud, government contract fraud, obstruction of justice, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, conflicts of interest, trade secrets, ethics, and other matters. Eric is the managing officer of the Washington, D.C. office of Gray Plant Mooty and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar and Investigations team.
Outside of the white collar space, Eric litigates 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.
In addition to his active white collar and litigation practices, Eric also commits his efforts to matters pertaining to ethics in the legal profession. Eric has represented law firms and individuals in connection with admissions to the bar and alleged violations of the rules of professional conduct. He recently concluded a two-year term as chair of the Board on Professional Responsibility for the District of Columbia. 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.
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 full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.