Eric Kraeutler is a partner in the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a Philadelphia-based multinational law firm with more than 2,000 legal professionals in 31 offices in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Eric has decades of experience representing clients in complex, high-stakes litigation—including trials, arbitrations, appeals, and government investigations. Eric is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2013) and Best Lawyers in America (since 2008). Eric is a former Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a former Special Deputy Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Eric has been a Morgan Lewis partner since 1990. He served as leader of the firm’s intellectual property practice from 2014-20, during which time the practice grew to include more than 200 lawyers and other professionals across our global offices. In 2019, Morgan Lewis was named IP Litigation Practice of the Year by The American Lawyer and IP Practice Group of the Year by Law360. In addition to his practice group responsibilities, Eric is in his fourth term as a member of the firm's Advisory Board. For many years, Eric served as Morgan Lewis's firmwide hiring partner, and he was a founding member of the firm's Diversity Committee.
Eric has been a member of the Committee of Seventy’s board for more than 20 years and a member of the organization’s Executive Committee since 2008. Eric also is the former Chair of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, a former national board member and secretary of Back on My Feet (promoting the self-sufficiency of homeless populations through running), and a current board member of Philadelphia’s InterAct Theater Company.
In the 1990s, as a Special Deputy Attorney General, Eric oversaw a statewide grand jury that voted to indict Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen and issued a lengthy investigation report that became a catalyst for judicial discipline reform. In 1994, Eric testified before the Pennsylvania Senate at the historic impeachment trial of Justice Larsen.
Eric and his wife Jackie live in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. They have a son and a daughter, and two grandsons.