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Eric S. Hochstadt

Eric S. Hochstadt

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY, USA

Eric S. Hochstadt is a partner in Weil’s Litigation Department. Mr. Hochstadt’s practice focuses on civil antitrust, class action, and other complex and sports-related litigation, as well as criminal cartel investigations and antitrust counseling. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including broadcasting, e-commerce, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, private equity, publishing, and transportation.

Recently Mr. Hochstadt was recognized by Chambers USA 2016 as a “Leading” Lawyer for Antitrust in New York, by Legal500 as a “recommended” lawyer for Antitrust nationwide, by Benchmark Litigation as a Rising Star in its “under 40 Hot List” 2016, and by Law360 as a 2015 Competition “Rising Star.”

Mr. Hochstadt has extensive experience with consumer and antitrust class action litigation, as well as antitrust lawsuits between rivals or suppliers and distributors, in state and federal courts around the country. He has litigated numerous dispositive and strategic motions, appeals, and has facilitated a number of favorable settlements, on behalf of the litigation teams.

Mr. Hochstadt is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School teaching an advanced seminar on “U.S. Civil and Criminal Enforcement of International Cartels.” He also is a leader on the Economics Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Expert Witness Committee.

Mr. Hochstadt began his career with the firm in 2003, following the receipt of his J.D. degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a Notes Editor on the Cardozo Law Review. Mr. Hochstadt received his B.A. degree in Political Science, High Distinction, from the University of Michigan in 2000. From 2006-07, Mr. Hochstadt served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, now Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.


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