Eric J. Neiman

Managing Partner

  • location icon Portland, OR
    888 SW Fifth Avenue
    Suite 900
    Portland, OR 97204

Eric Neiman is the managing partner in the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare and Commercial Litigation Practices. He is chair of Lewis Brisbois' Healthcare Regulatory Practice.

Mr. Neiman has been lead counsel in more than 80 jury trials and has been on the trial team in over 100 cases tried to verdict. His trial experience includes health care issues, business disputes, professional liability, employment, product liability, and technology issues. Mr. Neiman also has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations, regulatory and licensing matters, and investigations. Most recently, his practice has focused on healthcare litigation and health law including behavioral health, medical staff, provider issues, managed care, UCR, compliance and risk management.

Mr. Neiman was lead counsel for two health systems in the 2014 case of In the Matter of Detention of DW, both in the trial court and on appeal. In a landmark decision, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that civilly committed patients have a right to meaningful psychiatric treatment as a condition of their detention.

Mr. Neiman has served actively as a pro-tem circuit court judge since 1991.

Publications

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, "Impaired Physician Tug of War: Patient Safety and Legal Risk Under the ADA," American Health Lawyers Association webinar, March 28, 2017.
  • Moderator, "Parity in One Hour," Oregon State Bar Health Law Section CLE, February 24, 2017.
  • Presenter, "Crisis and Commitment: Oregon Behavioral Health Update 2016," Oregon State Bar Health Law Section Annual CLE, October 7, 2016.
  • Presenter, "Advanced Behavioral Health for the Oregon Risk Manager," Oregon Society for Healthcare Risk Management, September 9, 2016
  • Moderator, “Grey Zone: Decision Making Challenges in the Aging Population,” Oregon State Bar Health Law Section CLE, August 19, 2016.
  • Presenter, “Holding Patterns: Behavioral Health in Oregon 2016,” Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, June 8, 2016.
  • Moderator, "All About Networks," Oregon State Bar Health Law Section CLE, April 8, 2016.
  • Presenter, "Behavioral Health 2016", Weatherby Healthcare, Durham, NC, March 24, 2016.
  • Presenter, "ER 2016: Psychiatric Boarding and Other Things that Happen in Hospital Emergency Rooms," February 18, 2016.
  • Presenter, "Behavioral Health for the Risk Manager," Washington Healthcare Risk Management Society Winter Education Event, Seattle, Washington, February 4, 2016
  • Presenter, "2015 Behavioral Health Update: Innovation or Inertia?," Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys Fall Health Law Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 7, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Spillover: Legal, Regulatory, and Risk Consequences of Psychiatric Boarding,” American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 19, 2015.
  • Presenter, "Psychiatric Boarding and Other Hot Topics in Behavioral Health," Physicians Insurance Annual Hospital Summit, Seattle, WA, September 25, 2015.
  • Co-presenter, "Legal Questions, Challenges Ahead for Health Care,"Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference, September 15, 2015.
  • Moderator, “Federal and State Health Care Enforcement in Oregon,” Oregon State Bar Health Law Section CLE, August 14, 2015.
  • Presenter, "Behavioral Health in Oregon: Hot Topics 2015," Oregon State Bar Health Law Section, April 8, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, “Psychiatric Patients in the Hospital Emergency Department,” AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Las Vegas, NV, February 3, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, “Update on Legal Challenges to Reform,” Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Seattle, WA, January 8, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, “Psychiatric Boarding: What to Expect When the Supreme Court’s Decision is Effective,” Washington State Hospital Association Webcast, December 16 and 17, 2014.
  • Presenter, “Psychiatric Boarding and Other Hot Topics in Behavioral Health,” Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys Fall Health Law Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 7, 2014.
  • Presenter, “Mental Health Update,” Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys Fall Health Law Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 1, 2013.
  • Presenter, “Training for Arbitrators,” Multnomah County Bar Association CLE Seminar, October 26, 2005, November 9, 2005, May 24, 2006, June 12, 2006, October 30, 2007 and March 5, 2010.
  • Presenter, “Ambush at the End of the Oregon Trail: Expert Practice in Oregon State Court,” 22nd Annual Medical Device Seminar, Bend, OR, June 15, 2009.
  • Guest lecturer, "Summary Judgment Motions in State and Federal Court,"Willamette University College of Law, 2009 - 2015 (annually)

Admissions

Idaho

Oregon

Washington

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the District of Idaho

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States Court of Federal Claims

Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Section of Litigation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Oregon State Bar Health Law Section (executive committee)
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Education

University of Oregon School of Law

Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, 1982

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts, highest honors, 1978

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