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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Eric Hochstadt

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Eric Hochstadt is a partner in Weil’s Litigation Department. Mr. Hochstadt’s practice focuses on civil antitrust and other complex litigation, as well as criminal cartel investigations and antitrust counseling. He has represented clients in the broadcasting, e-commerce, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, private equity, and transportation industries. Mr. Hochstadt has extensive experience with consumer and antitrust class action litigation, as well as antitrust lawsuits between rivals or suppliers and distributors, in various state and federal courts.

Member

Executive Committee, NYC Bar Association Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee.

Education

University of Michigan (B.A., 2000); Cardozo Law School (J.D., 2003).


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

In 2016, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP welcomed heavyweight practitioner Kevin Arquit from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to co-lead the antitrust practice with Steven Newborn (Washington DC). The firm’s workload includes follow-on actions arising from global cartel investigations, private business-to-business lawsuits and merger litigation. Steven Reiss and Adam Hemlock are defending General Chemical and its parent company Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in putative class actions in the US arising from an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the market for a water treatment chemical, liquid aluminum sulfate. Reiss and Hemlock are also representing Calsonic Kansei and Bridgestone (and their US subsidiaries) in an antitrust MDL involving automotive parts. Eric Hochstadt and Washington DC’s Carrie Mahan are also recommended; Michael Naughton joined as counsel from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Named lawyers are based in New York except where otherwise noted.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Next generation lawyers

Eric Hochstadt - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Sport

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s New York-based team handles a range of disputes and litigation for athletes, broadcasters and investors. The firm has a strength in athlete union representation, with clients including the nascent and as-yet unrecognized Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA). James Quinn represented Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman in arbitration, halving a 20-game ban for colliding with a referee while concussed. In addition, Quinn and Eric Hochstadt represent former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in litigation against the mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter regarding his contractual status. Jeffrey Klein represented MasterCard, which was dropped as a defendant from a RICO class-action claim brought by daily fantasy sports gamblers. Transactions included Michael Lubowitz advising Delta Topco, the parent company of Formula One, on its sale by CVC Capital Partners to Liberty Media, while Quinn and Yehudah Buchweitz represented CBS in cases brought by former NCAA student athletes seeking payments for image rights. Bruce Meyer is now in-house at the NHLPA.

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