Eric J. Van Schyndle, Partner


Eric Van Schyndle is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He assists clients with a variety of litigation and compliance matters with the Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR"). Eric counsels clients on disputes involving construction defects and government contracting, including bid protests, land use, collections, fraudulent transfers, and contract breaches. Eric also advises on ERISA litigation. In these matters, he regularly conducts internal investigations to support claims and defenses.

Eric's recent engagements include the following:

  • Navigating federal procurement requirements both from a transactional and litigation context, including compliance with the FAR, DFARS, and GSA Schedule requirements
  • Representing private companies in prosecuting and defending bid protests
  • Representing governmental entities in administering bid protests
  • Representing owners and contractors in construction defect disputes
  • Real estate disputes - including riparian rights determinations
  • Lien and bond claims including under the Miller Act and Little Miller Acts
  • Chapter 128 receivership proceedings

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)
    • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court (Student Director)
    • Misdemeanor Prosecution Clinic
  • Marquette University (B.A.)
    • 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 (2015-2017)
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