Eric 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.
Mr. Hochstadt has extensive experience with consumer and antitrust class action litigation, as well as antitrust lawsuits and commercial disputes between rivals or suppliers and distributors. He has litigated in state and federal courts around the country and participated in confidential arbitrations.
He has litigated numerous dispositive and strategic motions, appeals, and has facilitated a number of favorable settlements, on behalf of litigation teams representing clients including CBS, eBay, Houghton Mifflin, GE, MasterCard, and StubHub, among others.
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.
In addition, he serves as an appointed officer of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Alumni Association’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hochstadt also regularly speaks and writes on a wide variety of issues.
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, the former Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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