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Eric F. Fletcher

Partner

Overview

Eric Fletcher helps clients with a wide variety of litigation and regulatory issues, often at the intersection of law and public policy. He has significant experience in political and elections matters, government litigation, appellate advocacy, intellectual property litigation, constitutional law, and general civil litigation.

My Practices

  • Eric has followed politics closely since he was young and spent years working on state and federal campaigns before going to law school. Now, he helps clients with both litigation and compliance relating to state and federal campaigns and elections.  He has represented and counseled clients in litigation relating to redistricting, voter identification, and other election-related matters. Eric also advises corporations and individuals engaged in state and federal political activity to ensure that their conduct complies with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Eric represents clients in patent and trademark litigation at all stages.  He has trial-level experience in federal district court and state court.  Eric has also represented parties in more than a dozen patent appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  Eric also assists clients with pre-litigation enforcement of intellectual property rights of all kinds.

  • A former federal appellate clerk and appellate litigator at a large international law firm, Eric represents parties in all stages of appellate litigation in courts around the country.  Eric has represented parties in the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Federal Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and multiple state courts of appeal.  These appeals have included substantial issues of constitutional law, federal procedure, intellectual property law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, and statutory interpretation.  

  • Eric works with businesses and individuals in a wide range of industries to resolve complex commercial disputes.  He represents parties in mediation, arbitration, and both state and federal litigation.  Eric also counsels clients on pre-litigation resolution of complex claims.

Experience

Client Success

Credentials

Clerkships

Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2011-2012

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2021)

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation (2021)

Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a "Rising Star" (2021)

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011, magna cum laude; Articles Committee Member, Harvard Law Review; Sears Prize (2009)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2003, with highest honors, highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

North Carolina

Massachusetts

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 6th, 9th, and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Newsroom

Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Board Member, Think North Carolina First (2014-Present)

Legislative Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Appellate Section (2020-2021)

Cultural Arts Representative, Conn Elementary School PTA (2020-2021)

About Me

My wife and I grew up in North Carolina and returned home in 2018 after ten years in the Boston area. Before attending law school, I worked on multiple North Carolina political campaigns and in state government. I’m excited to be back in the Triangle, raising two children, working on issues relating to politics and policy, and going to UNC basketball games again with my family and friends.

Professionally, I’m an intellectually curious person, and I enjoy learning about the history, business, and concerns of my clients, which is essential to providing useful and effective counsel.  I pride myself on being someone who can help my clients see around corners and avoid problems before they arise. When problems inevitably do arise, I help my clients address them efficiently and logically.

  • 8
    8 U.S. Supreme Court justices who agreed that Florida’s death penalty was unconstitutional in Hurst v. Florida, a pro bono appeal I worked on for a Florida death row inmate
  • 2015
    2015: the year I ran the Boston Marathon, raising thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer's Foundation
  • 3
    3 years spent as a member of UNC’s improv comedy group
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