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Eric J. Schreiner

Eric Schreiner is a partner in the Litigation Department and Practice Leader of the Employment Group.  He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, and insurance coverage.

Eric has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, business torts, contract disputes, insurance coverage matters, and insurance bad faith litigation.  In addition, he has represented both employers and employees in matters concerning restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and trade secrets.  This experience includes both counseling employers and employees on these issues and prosecuting or defending claims for breach of restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, and confidentiality agreements, and for misappropriation of trade secrets.  Eric also has counseled employers on a broader range of employment issues and defended employers against discrimination and wrongful termination claims before administrative agencies, such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Philadelphia Commission of Human Relations, and in state and federal courts.

Eric J. Schreiner

Partner, Litigation Department
Practice Leader, Employment Group
215.496.7217
eschreiner@kleinbard.com

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1995, summa cum laude)
Editor of Outside Articles, Villanova Law Review
Order of the Coif

Rutgers University (B.S. 1992, High Honors)

Practice Areas

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Highlights

Publications

Co-Author, “The Impact of Recent Social Media Developments on Employers,” The Legal Intelligencer’s online Social Media supplement, May 7, 2013.

Author, Protecting Tripartite Communications from Prying Eyes – How to Safeguard Documents and Correspondence Between the Insurer, Insured and Defense CounselPropertyCasualty360.com, January 22, 2013.

Client Alert, “Recent Developments Concerning Social Media Policies,” Winter 2013.

Client Alert, “Monitoring Employee Use of Social Media” Winter, 2014.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Eric was an associate in the Litigation Department of the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP and an associate with Rubin & Associates.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an insurance company that obtained a favorable judgment in a bad faith lawsuit after a bench trial.
  • Represented a charter school that prevailed in an arbitration involving breach of contract claims against the entity that formerly managed the school.
  • Successfully defended various employers against discrimination claims filed before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
  • Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with an agent involving claims of breach of contract and tortious interference with contract.

Community Activities

Eric was recently appointed to the Philadelphia Leadership Council of the American Red Cross.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sky Community Partners, Inc.

Eric J. Schreiner

Partner, Litigation Department
Practice Leader, Employment Group
215.496.7217
eschreiner@kleinbard.com

Eric Schreiner is a partner in the Litigation Department and Practice Leader of the Employment Group.  He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, and insurance coverage.

Eric has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, business torts, contract disputes, insurance coverage matters, and insurance bad faith litigation.  In addition, he has represented both employers and employees in matters concerning restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and trade secrets.  This experience includes both counseling employers and employees on these issues and prosecuting or defending claims for breach of restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, and confidentiality agreements, and for misappropriation of trade secrets.  Eric also has counseled employers on a broader range of employment issues and defended employers against discrimination and wrongful termination claims before administrative agencies, such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Philadelphia Commission of Human Relations, and in state and federal courts.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an insurance company that obtained a favorable judgment in a bad faith lawsuit after a bench trial.
  • Represented a charter school that prevailed in an arbitration involving breach of contract claims against the entity that formerly managed the school.
  • Successfully defended various employers against discrimination claims filed before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
  • Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with an agent involving claims of breach of contract and tortious interference with contract.

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1995, summa cum laude)
Editor of Outside Articles, Villanova Law Review
Order of the Coif

Rutgers University (B.S. 1992, High Honors)

Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Highlights

Publications

Co-Author, “The Impact of Recent Social Media Developments on Employers,” The Legal Intelligencer’s online Social Media supplement, May 7, 2013.

Author, Protecting Tripartite Communications from Prying Eyes – How to Safeguard Documents and Correspondence Between the Insurer, Insured and Defense CounselPropertyCasualty360.com, January 22, 2013.

Client Alert, “Recent Developments Concerning Social Media Policies,” Winter 2013.

Client Alert, “Monitoring Employee Use of Social Media” Winter, 2014.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Eric was an associate in the Litigation Department of the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP and an associate with Rubin & Associates.

Community Activities

Eric was recently appointed to the Philadelphia Leadership Council of the American Red Cross.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sky Community Partners, Inc.