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 counselling. 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, including as a lead counsel in a recent jury trial victory. He also has litigated a number of antitrust lawsuits and commercial disputes between rivals or suppliers and distributors. He has appeared 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 favourable resolutions, including class action settlements, on behalf of litigation teams representing a wide variety of clients. Mr Hochstadt regularly speaks and writes on numerous issues, including arbitration, antitrust and class action developments. He is also a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School teaching an advanced seminar on ‘US civil and criminal enforcement of international cartels.’