Eric Bosset is a partner whose practice encompasses a broad range of complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on (1) privacy, data security and consumer protection, (2) employment and employee benefits, and (3) financial products and services. Mr. Bosset has extensive experience in class actions, MDL proceedings, and other multi-party lawsuits. His trial victories include a jury verdict in a class action lawsuit that The National Law Journal ranked among the 25 most notable defense verdicts of the year.
Privacy and Consumer Protection
Mr. Bosset was named “Most Valuable Player” in Privacy & Consumer Protection by Law360. He has an extensive practice representing Internet service providers, publishers and advertisers in class action litigation involving claims of unauthorized collection and disclosure of personally identifiable information (“PII”). He has successfully represented Microsoft, AOL, CBS, McDonald’s, Mazda, and Cable One in obtaining the dismissals of putative class action lawsuits that asserted federal law claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), and Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), as well as state law claims for unfair practices, trespass, and invasion of privacy.
Mr. Bosset also represents companies in connection with matters arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (“FACTA”), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, and other consumer protection statutes.
Employment and Employee Benefits
Mr. Bosset has extensive experience defending companies in individual and class action litigation brought under federal and state laws concerning discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour disputes, and wrongful termination, as well as in class action litigation involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Mr. Bosset has the rare distinction of having tried and won a class action lawsuit alleging “pattern or practice” discrimination on the basis of age in connection with a corporate reduction in force. Bush, et al. v. Deere & Company (C.D. Ill.). He also secured the reversal on appeal of a class certification order in a “stock drop” lawsuit that claimed breaches of fiduciary duty in the administration of a company retirement savings plan. In re Schering Plough Corporation ERISA Litig., 589 F.3d 585 (3d Cir. 2009). Mr. Bosset also represents clients in EEOC investigations and advises them on employment law compliance matters.
Mr. Bosset’s practice includes the representation of clients on a broad array of civil litigation and regulatory enforcement matters relating to financial products and services, such as an MDL class action proceeding challenging Wells Fargo Bank’s debit card overdraft fee practices under state unfair competition laws. Mr. Bosset also participates in corporate governance and compliance reviews and investigations for financial institutions in connection with consent orders and other regulatory enforcement actions taken by the OCC, Federal Reserve, and other governmental agencies.