Eric J. Van Schyndle, Associate


Eric Van Schyndle is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. Eric assists clients with a variety of litigation matters, including disputes involving insurance coverage, contract breaches, construction defects, land use, collections, fraudulent transfers, and bid protests. In each matter, Eric regularly conducts internal investigations to support claims and defenses. Eric's recent engagements include representing the following:

  • A pro bono client before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
  • A nonprofit client in navigating federal procurement requirements.
  • A municipal client in a bid protest.
  • A manufacturer in arbitration proceedings contesting warranty claims.
  • Sellers of residential property in a breach of contract action against the breaching buyers.
  • Contractors on partially completed projects that entered chapter 128 receivership proceedings.
  • A government contractor in proceedings in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and Wisconsin State Court. Issues involve the propriety of a Contracting Officer's Final Decision, defective design, and impact of defense tender rejections under indemnification agreements and additional insured endorsements.
  • A municipal client in a contested annexation proceeding.

Eric is also a member of the firm's Government Affairs Compliance team, which assists corporations with respect to lobbying, campaign finance, ethics, procurement, and anti-corruption matters at the federal level and in all 50 states.

  • This includes representing corporations with government affairs and political law compliance issues – as national and regional counsel – for matters including lobbying registration and reporting, political outreach planning, independent expenditures, procurement lobbying and "pay-to-play" compliance, choice of form (PACs, conduits, 501(c)(4)s, and section 527 entities), public records disclosure, statements of economic interest, government contract compliance, internal audits and assessments, and enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Eric volunteered for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee in the areas of elder law and consumer law. Prior to attending law school, Eric worked for the United States House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, where he took part in drafting and implementing SAFETEA-LU.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
    • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court (Student Director)
    • Misdemeanor Prosecution Clinic
  • Marquette University (B.A., 2002)
    • Majors: Criminology and Political Science
    • Criminology and Law Society (Executive Vice President)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2010

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee (Volunteer Attorney, 2009)
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (Member)
  • U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure (Legislative Assistant, 2004–2006; Staff Assistant, 2002–2004)
  • Milwaukee County District Attorney (Intern, 2001)
  • U.S. Senate (Intern, 2001)
  • U.S. Marshals Service (Intern, 2001)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society (2015)