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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: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

The 'fearless, smart, savvy, and experienced' team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is 'well organized and very responsive' and acts for major US and multinational companies. In recent successes, 'brilliant litigator' David Lender and Eric Hochstadt obtained a complete defense jury verdict for client C&S Wholesale Grocers in an $800m antitrust class action in Minnesota, while David Yohai won an appeal for Discovery Communications at the Fourth Circuit in a content distribution dispute brought by one of the company's television distributors. Out of the Princeton office, 'excellent advocate' Diane Sullivan secured a victory for SAC Capital in long-running litigation when a New Jersey Superior Court granted the client's motion for summary judgment and dismissed the claims in a lawsuit with over $1bn at stake. Edward Soto in Miami co-chairs the team alongside Lender; David Singh is based in Silicon Valley. Named partners are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Next Generation Partners

Eric Hochstadt - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Sport

The sports practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers 'attention to detail and an intimate understanding of the marketplace'. The group has particular experience handling a range of employment disputes for its sports sector clients; Jeffrey Klein acted for head football coach of the University of Maryland DJ Durkin in an ESPN investigation into the death of a football player as a result of heatstroke during spring practice. Beyond labor law litigation, Yehudah Buchweitz defended Showtime Networks in a series of putative class actions brought by plaintiffs who claimed to have been unable to stream the high-profile boxing match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor after purchasing the pay-per-view match. Litigator Eric Hochstadt is another name to note, particularly for antitrust matters.

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