Mr Eric Hochstadt > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Eric Hochstadt is a partner in Weil’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on civil antitrust, class action and other complex litigation, as well as criminal cartel investigations and antitrust counseling. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including broadcasting, e-commerce, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, private equity, publishing, retail, and transportation. Eric has extensive experience defending 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 has antitrust class action jury trial and complex commercial arbitration experience.


Lecturer, Columbia Law School. Executive Committee Appointed Member and Co-Chair, Unilateral Conduct Committee (New York State Bar Association, Section of Antitrust). Expert Witness Committee (ABA, Section of Litigation). Co-Chair, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Alumni Mentor Program.

University of Michigan (BA, 2000); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 2003, magna cum laude); Law Clerk for Hon. Loretta A. Preska (SDNY 2006-07).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

With a strong track record in securing pre-trial victories for defendants, including motions to dismiss and defeating class certification, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP covers a wide range of industries and claims in its antitrust and competition practice. Clients praise the practice group for its ability to ‘truly listen’ and create ‘a solid relation of trust and efficiency.’  Steven Newborn leads the group from Washington DC, where Carrie Mahan is regularly involved in high-stakes class actions and civil litigation, including in the agribusiness, food, and hotel sectors. In New York, Eric Hochstadt is active on the defense side in matters pertaining to monopolization, no-poaching, and price-fixing, while Adam Hemlock is another key contact on the East Coast.

United States > Industry focus > Sport

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s practice extends to a variety of litigation and labor disputes, under which it handles employment arrangements and contract negotiations for major league athletes, major players unions and major league teams. For instance, the firm represented NBA star Zion Williamson in connection with an ongoing dispute arising out of a marketing contract entered into prior to his professional career. The team is jointly led by Andrew Tulumello in Washington DC, who joined the practice from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in June 2021, and brings notable expertise regarding high-profile labor disputes. Leading the practice alongside Tulumello are Yehudah Buchweitz and Eric Hochstadt , with expertise in complex commercial litigation in the sports broadcasting sector and experience in class actions and civil antitrust matters. respectively. Former practice head Jeffrey Klein retired in April 2021. All named lawyers are based in New York unless otherwise stated.