Eric E. Hudson
Eric focuses his practice on mass tort litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. He has extensive experience defending federal multidistrict litigation and state court consolidated litigation throughout the United States. He currently serves as national coordinating counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer defending nationwide product liability litigation.
In addition to his work defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies, Eric defends product liability and mass tort cases involving a wide range of products including industrial tools, motor vehicles, air bags, agricultural products and chemical products. He also handles complex commercial litigation cases involving business disputes, unfair competition, breach of contract and restrictive covenants and prosecutes and defends cases involving claims for patent, copyright and trademark infringement. His experience includes defending environmental contamination cases involving CERCLA and contribution actions.
Recognized by a variety of industry publications, Eric is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Mid-South Super Lawyers and is AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Award (2010), and Memphis Business Journal selected him as one of its Top 40 Under 40 (2007). He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation and Memphis Bar Foundation.
Eric is active in the American Bar Association, where he served as Co-Chair of the Mass Torts Committee (2012-2015), Co-Chair of the Drug and Medical Device Subcommittee (2010-2012) and Co-Chair of the Toxic Torts Subcommittee (2008-2010). He received the ABA’s Outstanding Subcommittee Chair Award (2008 and 2010). He is a member of the Drug and Medical Device Committee of Defense Research Institute (DRI). He served as President (2013) and Treasurer (2010) of the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC). He speaks and writes frequently on mass tort and trial-related topics for a variety of publications, including the ABA’s Mass Torts Newsletter.
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