Eric A.Nicholson


Detroit + 1.313.230.7927

Eric Nicholson focuses on helping clients navigate a variety of complex litigation matters. He has assisted clients in the fields of health care, education, and construction and has successfully defended multiple consumer financial litigation cases. Eric has also advised clients in high-stakes internal investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Eric has an active pro bono practice. He helped secure release for an individual sentenced to mandatory life without parole as a teenager and has successfully represented multiple clients in asylum proceedings.


  • Neurosurgeon responds to False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law investigationJones Day represents a neurosurgeon named in a qui tam action, alleging the surgeon violated the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law.
  • Hospital system reaches settlement after DEA investigationJones Day represented one of the largest hospital systems in Michigan in connection with a multi-year DEA diversion investigation concerning potential violations of the Controlled Substances Act across multiple locations within the system.
  • Couple wins asylum after fleeing persecution for opposing Venezuela's totalitarian regimeOn April 15, Jones Day won asylum for clients F and A, a Venezuelan couple persecuted for their political opposition to the dictatorial regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.