is a partner in O'Melveny's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. He has a broad corporate practice that includes mergers and acquisitions; private equity-sponsored transactions; equity and debt private placements, including venture capital financings; joint ventures and strategic alliances; international and cross-border transactions; and general corporate advisory work for public and private companies in a wide range of industries. Eric has significant experience in the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies in investments, leveraged acquisitions, and other buyouts. Eric also has substantial experience in international transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and financings throughout the world, with a particular focus on China-based transactions.
In each of 2009 and 2010, Eric was named to Los Angeles Magazine’s
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. In 2011, Chambers Asia
rated Eric with a Band 1 ranking in the category of “Venture Capital Investment (International Firms): China”, and in 2013, Chambers Global
rated Eric as a foreign-based expert in the category of “China: Corporate/M&A (International Firms).”
“Assessing the State of M&A in China” in Inside the Minds: Best Practices for International Business Transactions in China, 2011 edition
, published by Aspatore; “Ministry of Culture Issues Comprehensive Regulation on Online Games,” Asia IP
(September 2010); “Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border M&A,” The Deal Magazine
(May 29, 2009); “New Opportunities and Challenges When Doing Business with the Government,” Government Contract Litigation Reporter
(April 6, 2009); “Cram-Downs Present Conflict of Interest for Interested Directors,” Los Angeles Daily Journal
(April 5, 2002); “From Formation to First Financing: A Guide for Technology Startups,” Los Angeles Business Journal
(May 15, 2000); “Your Web Page Could Be Giving You Customers You Don't Want,” Boston Business Journal
(June 20, 1997).