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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2009/08/18 - Eric Knapp has joined Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP’s San Francisco office as a partner.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, a preeminent California litigation and business law firm, adds litigator Eric J. Knapp to its San Francisco office as a partner. Knapp joins the firm following eight years with O’Melveny & Myers’ Adversarial Practice Group.
“Carroll Burdick’s leadership has and continues to be keenly focused on succession planning and professional development that will ensure our clients enjoy beneficial relationships with all of our attorneys and continued business success for years to come. Eric exhibits the qualities we seek out in our rising stars, and he joins a peer group of our next generation of partners that will be the firm’s and the legal industry’s leaders,” said Vicki Freimann, the firm’s managing partner.
Knapp has nearly 10 years of experience in complex civil litigation. At Carroll Burdick, he will concentrate on class action matters, particularly in the products liability area, where the firm has a strong, internationally focused group. During his tenure at O’Melveny, Knapp handled consumer, toxic tort and wage and hour class actions; consolidated mass tort actions; administrative environmental actions; and intellectual property litigation, with a focus on trade secret misappropriation claims.
“I’m excited to be a part of such a dynamic and growing firm. Carroll Burdick has proven itself capable of responding rapidly and effectively to the changing marketplace – both domestically and globally – all the while committed to a culture of collegiality and diversity,” notes Knapp.
Prior to his legal career, Knapp worked in the biotechnology industry for five years. He earned his J.D., cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of New Mexico School of Law and his B.S. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP (cbmlaw.com), which has been in business for more than 60 years, has approximately 75 attorneys and offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles and Sacramento. The firm represents local, national and international clients in a diverse litigation and business practice focused on appellate litigation; complex insurance coverage matters; products liability litigation; corporate, commercial and real estate transactions; real estate and construction litigation; complex commercial, business and tort litigation; toxic tort defense; labor and employment litigation and counseling; and intellectual property licensing and development.