Eric Braun - General Counsel

Eric Braun currently serves as General Counsel of Progress Rail and as an Assistant General Counsel for Progress Rail's parent company, Caterpillar.  

A native of Kentucky, Eric graduated with a B.S. in Economics and Government from Centre College of Kentucky in 1994, and earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1997.  Eric spent 7 years in private law practice with a large law firm based in Louisville, Kentucky, where he engaged in a broad variety of practice areas, including regulatory, litigation, and transactional work.  In 2004, Eric joined the in-house law department of Caterpillar Inc. at its headquarters in Peoria, Illinois.  After taking on various roles with evolving responsibility, in 2012 Eric relocated to England to manage the legal operations of Caterpillar and its variety of business units in the United Kingdom.  

In 2015, Eric repatriated to the United States, joining the legal team that supports Progress Rail and the family of Caterpillar companies that make up its Rail Division, headquartered in Albertville, Alabama.  He and his team of legal professionals are embedded with Progress Rail in Albertville and LaGrange, Illinios, managing all legal issues for the Rail Division globally.