Over three decades of litigation has taught me that there is no substitute for immersing myself into the case to master the law and the facts, regardless of the forum. Most of my cases involve novel legal issues, technical facts, and a high public profile. I collaborate closely with my client, experts, and the KKR team to present each case to the court and the public in the most understandable, compelling, and forceful manner.
For more than 30 years, Eric Pilsk has litigated disputes involving airports, transit agencies, and other public entities in state and federal courts of all levels, and before the Federal Aviation Administration and the Surface Transportation Board. Eric’s cases involve federal aviation laws, FAA grant obligations, airport noise, federal preemption, the ICC Termination Act, the National Trails System Act, NEPA, the Administrative Procedures Act, and other state and federal laws. Although many of Eric’s cases are resolved on summary judgment, Eric has acted as lead trial counsel in trials in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including contested evidentiary hearings before the FAA in FAR Part 16 proceedings.
Eric’s appellate experience includes drafting numerous briefs to state and federal Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as arguing cases in federal Courts of Appeals. Eric regularly is asked to draft amicus briefs on a wide range of environmental issues. In addition to litigation, Eric counsels clients on a range of regulatory and pre-litigation issues, including FAA AIP grant compliance matters, airport expansion projects, and rail corridor access issues.