Erik’s practice involves counseling clients on intellectual property matters, and serving as Senior ESI Counsel at Botkin Chiarello Calaf.
Before his second career as an attorney, Erik worked as a software developer at the University of Texas where he designed and implemented digital library software. During law school, Erik clerked for the Attorney General of Texas, Office of the Solicitor General where he worked on high-profile appellate briefs on behalf of the State of Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court. After graduating from law school, Erik joined a patent litigation boutique where he gained substantial experience in litigating patent infringement matters. In his current practice, he counsels clients regarding trademarks, copyrights, software development, and licensing.
In his role as the Senior ESI Counsel at Botkin Chiarello Calaf, Erik oversees all electronic discovery efforts in the firm's litigation matters, including identifying and working with e-discovery vendors and experts in complex commercial disputes and investigations. From collection, extraction, review, and production, Erik manages the full range of the e-discovery process while utilizing his prior expertise designing digital archives and managing metadata systems for the University of Texas Libraries. Erik’s deep knowledge of both systems and litigation is an asset to litigation teams increasingly faced with complex technical issues necessary to litigate disputes.
- Texas Bar Association
- E-Discovery and ESI coordination for complex cases, multimillion dollar cases involving securities fraud, employment law, real estate, business contracts, and biotechnology;
- Federal, state, and international trademark registrations in categories such as software technology, hospitality, biotechnology, telecommunications, business, and finance;
- Copyright, licensing, and general intellectual property consulting for a diverse array of clients ranging from local businesses to industry-leading large companies;
- Regular engagement and interaction with federal law enforcement authorities on behalf of technology clients dealing in sensitive data;
- Pro bono trademark registrations for artists and musicians.