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 and other complex litigation, as well as criminal cartel investigations and antitrust counseling. He represents clients in the broadcasting, e-commerce, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, private equity, publishing, and transportation industries. He has extensive experience defending consumer and antitrust class action lawsuits, and prosecuting and defending antitrust lawsuits between rivals or suppliers and distributors, in various state and federal courts.


Lecturer, Columbia Law School. Unilateral Conduct Committee (Chair, NY State Bar Association, Section of Antitrust). Expert Witness Committee (ABA, Section of Litigation).


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

Lawyer Rankings

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

On the defense side of antitrust litigation, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP specializes in the application of antitrust laws to music licensing, patent and other IP-related disputes. Handling civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts across the US, the ‘collaborative and engaged’ practice also frequently defends clients in suits alleging collusion, illegal pricing and restraints of trade, as well as monopolization claims. In Washington DC, group head Steven Newborn and Carrie Mahan routinely act as lead counsel in multi-district litigations. Other standout practitioners include Adam Hemlock and Eric Hochstadt, both of whom are based in New York.

United States > Industry focus > Sport

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP‘s multidisciplinary practice group handles a wide range of litigation and disputes, representing major league athletes, professional organizations, teams, and team staff. The firm is representing Zion Williamson in connection with a multimillion-dollar ongoing dispute and litigation arising out of an agreement entered into, prior to turning professional. In addition, the team has experience in labor and employment matters, with practice head Jeffrey Klein taking the lead in representing numerous college football coaches in high-profile employment disputes. Alongside Klein, Yehudah Buchweitz and Eric Hochstadt also jointly lead the practice. Buchweitz’s expertise is in complex commercial litigation, with a specific focus on sports broadcasting, while Hochstadt focuses on civil antitrust matters and class actions. Andrew Tulumello joined the team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in June 2021. All named lawyers are based in New York.