Eric is Senior Counsel and Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Live Nation Merchandise, Inc. (the merchandise division of Live Nation Entertainment), where he oversees the intellectual property and merchandise-related transactions and anticounterfeiting program for Live Nation’s artists, bands, and music brands along with handling other business and legal matters. Prior to joining Live Nation, Eric was an Associate at Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C., a specialized trademark and copyright law firm, and worked in the legal department of an entertainment-media startup company. Eric currently serves as President of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and is on the Advisory Board for Golden Gate University School of Law’s IP Law Center. He earned his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law with a specialization certificate in intellectual property law and has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.