Eric C. Rowe

Eric C. Rowe

COUNSEL
erowe@wtplaw.com
WASHINGTON
T: 202.659.6787
F: 202.689.3164



During the course of his 32-year career, Mr. Rowe has developed a wide-ranging and varied law practice.  Well versed in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation, Mr. Rowe brings broad experience to commercial disputes of almost any description, including business, construction, intellectual property and other litigation matters.

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Business Litigation

  • Successfully negotiated dispute over purchase and sale of four jet airliners
  • Successfully represented electrical subcontractor in claim for cost overruns and changes on hospital project for major university
  • Obtained summary judgment finding public official liable in Section 1983 case for retaliating against client who publicly criticized him
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing high profile defamation case brought against president of marketing firm
  • Obtained dismissal of defamation claim brought against trade association and its president
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing claims brought against Member of Congress by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Obtained order declaring multi-million dollar judgment held by client to be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy
  • Successfully appealed Bankruptcy Court order enjoining claims held by client against third parties
 

Construction Litigation

  • Successfully represented electrical subcontractor in claim for cost overruns and changes on hospital project for major university
  • Successfully represented mechanical subcontractor in claim for delays and changes on Veterans Administration hospital project
  • Successfully represented civil works subcontractor in claim to recover for delays and extra in project to construct United States Embassy for Department of State
 

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Obtained multi-million dollar arbitration award in favor of general aviation aircraft manufacturer in dispute over licensing agreement
  • Successfully defended aircraft engine manufacturer in trademark infringement suit
  • Successfully represented medical services provider in theft of trade secrets case, involving prosecution of the first ever case between two western companies before the Russian State Committee for Anti-Monopoly Policy
 

Professional Liability

  • Successfully defended attorneys sued for legal malpractice by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
 

ADR

  • Obtained multi-million dollar arbitration award in favor of general aviation aircraft manufacturer in dispute over licensing agreement
 

Director & Officer

  • Successfully defended directors of financial institutions sued by Resolution Trust Corporation and FDIC
  • Successfully defended corporate directors in shareholder derivative litigation
 

Government Contracts

  • Successfully represented mechanical subcontractor in claim for delays and changes on Veterans Administration hospital project
  • Successfully represented civil works subcontractor in claim to recover for delays and extra in project to construct United States Embassy for Department of State
 

Appellate

  • Represented Cato Institute as amicus curiae before the United States Supreme Court
  • Represented North Carolina Railroad Company as amicus curiae before the North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Represented American Subcontractors Association as amicus curiae before the North Carolina Supreme Court
 

Other

  • Successfully represented advertising industry groups opposing efforts by Food and Drug Administration to regulate and ban tobacco advertising
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, Construction and Design Law (The Michie Company) (5 volume treatise published between 1984 and 2000, now out of print)

Co-Author, Construction Law Deskbook, published by the North Carolina Bar Foundation,

Former editor, Construction Law Adviser

Co-Author, “North Carolina Construction Law Survey,” 21 Wake Forest Law Review 633 (1986)

Co-Author, “North Carolina Construction Law Survey II,” 22 Wake Forest Law Review 481 (1987)

Co-Author, “Home Electric v. Star Paving Promissory Estoppel Debate:  The Rules of Offer and Acceptance Have Not Been Abandoned,” 11 Construction Lawyer 1 (American Bar Association 1991).

Co-Author and Lecturer, A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedure in North Carolina, (National Business Institute, 1995)

Faculty, “Architect Liability under ADA and Other Federal and State Laws for Accessibility,” Continuing Education Seminar for American Institute of Architects,” May 11, 2002.

Faculty, “Arbitration Litigation,” Seminar for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May 10, 2010