Erick M. Sandler


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Erick Sandler represents clients in complex business disputes and shareholder and securities litigation. He has handled large scale litigation matters for clients in a variety of fields, including financial services, energy, aerospace, manufacturing, e-commerce, real estate, healthcare and life sciences, education and insurance. Clients seek out Erick for his extensive experience handling disputes involving contracts, fiduciary duty claims, unfair trade practices, antitrust, M&A, joint ventures and closely held businesses, class actions, trusts and estates, real estate and land use, and taxation. In addition to his trial practice, Erick has handled appeals in federal and state courts.

Erick has litigated constitutional claims, including successful First Amendment challenges to the application of state lobbying and electioneering laws. He has also represented parties in disputes under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. In recognition of his trial and appellate advocacy, Erick received a Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Award.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Representation of REMIC trustee in pursuing veil-piercing and fraudulent transfer claims to collect multimillion dollar judgment; member of trial team that obtained a favorable judgment on the veil-piercing claims and award of punitive damages after seven-week jury trial; member of appellate team that obtained decision affirming judgment

Defense of retail energy supplier against antitrust, tortious interference and unfair business practices claims arising from municipal energy contracting; successfully moved to dismiss action

Representation of energy generation company in arbitration of claims arising under tolling agreement

Representation of aerospace parts manufacturer in arbitration of claims arising under supply agreement

Defense of majority owner and president of corporation engaged in the wholesale of trophy and award components against minority shareholders' claims of mismanagement and self-dealing; successfully moved to dismiss action, resulting in dismissal of all claims with prejudice

Defense of trustees of family trusts holding assets worth several hundreds of millions of dollars against beneficiary's claims for breach of fiduciary duty and conflicts of interest arising from trustees' positions as officers and directors of public company

Representation of helicopter manufacturer in trial and appeal that established client's entitlement to sales and use tax exemption for research and development equipment used in manufacturing aircraft parts and components

Defense of e-commerce company against putative class action brought by customer alleging breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and unjust enrichment; member of team that obtained dismissal of action

Defense of insurance company and its board members against putative class action brought by shareholders challenging sale of company

Defense of private equity investor against putative class actions brought by shareholders of company acquired by client

Defense of global defense, security and aerospace company against putative class action brought by shareholders of company selling business to client

Representation of Roman Catholic diocese in successful constitutional challenge to application of state lobbying laws

Representation of individual in successful constitutional challenge to application of electioneering laws to clothing worn by voters at polling places

Education and Credentials

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002
Trinity College, B.A., 1999
State of Connecticut
State of New York
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Federal Bar Council
Connecticut Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Section, Executive Committee; Litigation Section, Executive Committee; and Federal Practice Section
Hartford County Bar Association
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Appellate Advocacy Committee
New England Legal Foundation, Connecticut Advisory Council
Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellow

Recognition and Community


Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2018-2023

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2013-2017

Recognized as a "Future Star" in Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), 2014-2015

Named Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty, 2012

Named Connecticut Law Tribune's New Leaders in the Law, 2012


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