Eric A. Todd

Shareholder || St. Louis

Eric has nearly 30 years of litigation experience representing employers in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators and administrative tribunals across the country.

Eric concentrates his practice exclusively on labor and employment law matters. He represents, defends and regularly counsels a wide range of business, government, non-profit, and other employers on a variety of issues to help navigate both legal and practical concerns. Eric has served as lead counsel in matters involving contract disputes, non-competition and other restrictive agreements, disability and leave issues, hiring, discipline and discharge matters, alleged discrimination and retaliation, and union grievances, among others.

Eric has successfully tried numerous employment cases in federal and state courts, including both jury trials and non-jury trials and injunctive actions to enforce restrictive covenants. And, he has defended employers in more than 50 arbitrations. Eric also has defended and favorably resolved complex employment litigation matters, including multi-plaintiff discrimination claims, and class and collective actions.

Eric has been honored regularly among the Best Lawyers in America, and as a Missouri Super Lawyer based on peer surveys, thereby recognizing him as among the top 5% of attorneys in Missouri. Eric currently serves on the firm’s management committee, and is the former office managing shareholder in St. Louis from 2013-2022.

He clerked for the Honorable Edward W. Najam, Jr. of the Indiana Court of Appeals after graduating from law school. During law school, Eric was appointed by former Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of Indiana University. Eric also is an active volunteer, having served as a Board Member on behalf of a number of St. Louis organizations, including Kids in The Middle, Inc., where he served as Board President, Gateway Homeless Services, also as Board President, and the Downtown Children’s Center.

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Representative litigation experience includes:


Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Illinois Bar
  • Adjunct Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, Sports Labor Law
  • Trustee, Indiana University Board of Trustees (1990 – 1993)
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board
  • Board Member, Kids In The Middle, Inc.; Former President, Board of Directors; Advisory Council member
  • Board Member, Gateway Homeless Services, Inc.; Former President, Board of Directors
  • Board Member, Downtown Children’s Center, Inc.


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