Eric S. 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 a broad range of industries, including broadcasting, e-commerce, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, private equity, and transportation.
Mr. Hochstadt has extensive experience with consumer and antitrust class action litigation, as well as antitrust lawsuits between rivals or suppliers and distributors, in state and federal courts around the country. He has litigated numerous dispositive and strategic motions, appeals, and has facilitated a number of favorable settlements, on behalf of litigation teams representing clients including American Airlines, eBay, GE, MasterCard, and StubHub, among others.
Mr. Hochstadt is an appointed member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association’s Antitrust Committee and is an active member of the New York State Bar Association’s Class Action Committee. Mr. Hochstadt has served as a Vice-Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Membership & Equal Opportunity and Legislative Committees and has been an active member of the International Committee. In addition, Mr. Hochstadt serves as an appointed officer of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Alumni Association’s Executive Committee. He regularly speaks and writes on a wide variety of issues.
Mr. Hochstadt began his career with the firm in 2003, following the receipt of his J.D. degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a Notes Editor on the Cardozo Law Review. Mr. Hochstadt received his B.A. degree in Political Science, High Distinction, from the University of Michigan in 2000. From 2006-07, Mr. Hochstadt served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, now Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.