Eric Szweda has dealt with an array of commercial issues, affecting nearly every aspect of the operation of businesses. Eric advises clients when issues of significant risk arise involving commercial contracts and dealings, governmental regulations, corporate governance and compliance, and intellectual property. His engagements include litigation in the national courts, international arbitrations, mediations, and Section 337 Hearings involving claims of patent infringement before the International Trade Commission. His practice is overwhelmingly transnational. Eric also counsels clients with respect to their operations in Hong Kong, with a focus on employment, privacy/data protection, anti-corruption, competition, and intellectual property.
The editors of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 state that "'impressive' team head Eric Szweda is 'particularly good at cross-examination'" and in the 2016 edition stated "Eric Szweda is ‘a tenacious advocate, who brings considerable cross-border disputes experience’. Eric is recognized by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific as a Leading Disputes Lawyer in Arbitration, General Commercial, and Labor and Employment in Hong Kong. Chambers also ranks him as a leading practitioner in international arbitration and dispute resolution, stating that ”Dual-qualified Eric Szweda . . . receives praise as 'highly competent and technically accomplished, efficient in case management and accurate in giving advice.'" In the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, the editors have also stated that "Troutman Sanders LLP's team, headed by Eric Szweda, has a solid presence in contentious and non-contentious [IP] matters," and clients also praise Eric Szweda as a “seasoned litigator” and an "accomplished advocate” and that Troutman Sanders LLP’s “highly skilled arbitrators” “can put together teams to work anywhere in the world.”
Eric presently serves on the Board of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and on the Employment Law Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong, and has served as the Chair of the Law Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He also chaired the American Chamber of Commerce’s Working Group on Hong Kong’s then proposed Competition Bill during 2010 and 2011.
《亞太法律500強》2017年引述資料來源道: 卓越的團隊帶頭人師偉達律師“尤其擅長交叉詢問” ；2016年引述師偉達是“一名堅定而執著的領導者，他為長盛帶來了豐富的跨境爭議業務經驗”師律師連續兩年榮獲 Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 評選為訴訟之星，讚賞其在仲裁、一般商業、勞僱領域的表現。《錢伯斯》也將師律師列為國際仲裁與爭議解決領域的領先律師，評論道：“具有雙重執業資格的師偉達律師獲得客戶讚揚其’實力出眾、技術嫻熟、案件管理有效並能給予準確建議” 。《亞太法律500強》稱讚道“由師偉達律師領導的長盛律師團隊在爭議解決領域和知識產權非訟領域有出色的表現”，客戶亦讚賞師律師為“成就非凡的律師”，以及“ 長盛技術純熟的仲裁律師能夠與世界各地的團隊合作、提供服務”。在來香港執業之前，師律師曾被佐治亞趨勢雜誌評為知識產權法領域的法律菁英。他亦獲得Martindale – Hubbell在法律能力和道德標準方面的最高評級。