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Eric Alan Stone

Eric Alan Stone

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


A partner in the Litigation Department, Eric Stone divides his practice between general commercial litigation and patent litigation.  He has litigated and tried cases in State and federal courts across the country, and in arbitrations here and overseas. 

Significant commercial cases include:

  • Private equity funds in litigation regarding the purchase or sale of various portfolio companies;
  • Trustees of a State’s largest municipal pension plans in an action against their former actuaries;
  • A leading technology and services company in employment litigation;
  • A major medical device manufacturer in a series of product liability class actions; and
  • Songwriters and music publishers in litigation to set the rates that online music providers pay to perform their music.

Significant patent cases include:

  • Genentech in litigation over a pathbreaking patent disclosing a method for creating antibodies using recombinant DNA techniques.
  • Biogen Idec in litigation regarding recombinant beta interferon.
  • Craig Thompson, M.D., the President of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in litigation related to Dr. Thompson’s prior work in cancer metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric also maintains an active pro bono practice, and is a Trustee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Eric served as a notes and comments editor of the New York University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Before law school, Eric participated in the New York City Urban Fellows program, working at the New York City Department of Correction.

Practices

  • Litigation
  • Employment
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
    - Patent & Other Scientific
  • International Arbitration
  • Product Liability

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1997magna cum laude
B.A., Williams College, 1993magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

Hon. Charles P. Sifton, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

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