Erik Lane

Erik Lane
Erik Lane is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, where he focuses on a variety of commercial, IP, appellate, and restructuring litigation in state and federal courts.

Erik’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in connection with their chapter 11 cases and related litigation proceedings.
  • Johnson & Johnson in connection with the mass tort chapter 11 cases of Imerys Talc America, Inc.
  • Vivint in a six-patent infringement litigation brought against a competitor providing home automation and security SAAS technologies.

Erik also has an active pro bono practice that largely focuses on helping victims of human trafficking vacate their related criminal convictions.

Prior to joining Weil, Erik was a litigation associate at another international law firm.

Erik received his B.A. from Drake University and his J.D., summa cum laude, from New York Law School. During law school, Erik served as an intern to the Honorable Ann T. Pfau of the Kings County Supreme Court and participated in the Summer Honors Program through the New York City Law Department. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the New York Law School Law Review and won the Best Case Comment Award for his comment, Cologna v. Board of Trustees, Police & Firemen’s Retirement System, 59 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV 243 (2014-2015). He is also a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and the recipient of the Roger J. Miner ’56 Award for Outstanding Editorial Contribution and the Dean’s Award for Student Leadership.