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R. Eric Bilik

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Eric serves as the office managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Jacksonville office and leader of the office's complex commercial litigation group. He has practiced for 25 years in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex business and financial services litigation matters. His commercial litigation experience includes a wide array of contract matters, business torts, real property disputes, and distribution and franchising matters in federal and state courts and arbitral forums. For more than 20 years, Eric has represented railroads in myriad tort, environmental, commercial, real property and regulatory matters with significant experience litigating federal preemption issues before federal and state trial and appellate courts. In addition to commercial and railroad litigation, Eric’s practice includes the representation of corporate fiduciaries in trust and fiduciary litigation matters.


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Transport: rail and road - litigation

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Eric Bilik - McGuireWoods LLP

Within: Transport: rail and road - litigation

McGuireWoods LLP’s transport disputes practice has a strong track-record across the road and rail sectors, acting for railroads, auto-manufacturers and trucking companies. In the trucking sector, Brian Jackson in Charlottesville represents a number of diverse clients including several for-hire motor carriers. Matthew Monsour in Pittsburgh and associate Ashley Winsky in Richmond are also contacts in the trucking practice. The rail sector team, which is headed by Jacksonville-based Eric Bilik, acts for a Class I railroad client as national counsel in relation to all punitive damages cases and pre-emption cases, and also acts as the client's bankruptcy counsel. Christopher Thanner in Jacksonville stands out for his rail sector expertise and is active in disputes with state agencies and local governments; he also handles real estate litigation involving rail facilities and railroad right-of-way. Also recommended in Jacksonville is counsel Patrick Dover. Product liability claims in the automotive sector are another key area of expertise. In Richmond, Perry Miles and Tracy Walker advise Ford Motor Company on high-exposure product liability cases across the US, and also represent the client in consumer fraud class actions. Richmond-based Terry Bagley is also noted. Bryan Brantley in Pittsburgh co-heads the transportation industry sector team. Mitchell Morris joined Butler Snow LLP in 2018.

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