Term: 2014 —2017
Eric was born in Columbus, Ohio. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1996 and a J.D. with Highest Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2000. At Texas, he was an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review, a Chancellor and a member of Order of the Coif.
Following his graduation from UT Law, Eric joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. He was elected a partner in 2007.
Eric is a corporate partner at Cravath. His practice consists principally of mergers and acquisitions, including leveraged buyouts, contested acquisitions and spin-off and split-off transactions, as well as hedge fund activism defense and capital markets transactions. Eric is a frequent lecturer on various M&A and securities law topics, and has been a faculty member with the Practicing Law Institute on capital markets and M&A topics since 2010. Eric is a member of the American and New York Bar Associations.
Eric has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his skill in the capital markets arena in both 2011 and 2012.
Eric and his wife Lissa (an Austin native) live in Tribeca in New York City with their toddler twins, Gabrielle and Jackson.