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Eric J. Eastham

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Education

  • California Western School of Law (JD)
  • University of California - Davis (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Eric has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, intellectual-property litigation and employment litigation.  He represents clients in business disputes, negotiations, transactions and investigations across a myriad of industries.  His work has focused on litigation involving trade secrets, contracts, unfair competition, real estate leasing and acquisitions, employee mobility, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment, with a particular emphasis on international disputes.

Eric is well-versed in utilizing alternative dispute-resolution procedures, and has successfully handled complex international and domestic arbitrations and mediations.  Eric also has experience responding to governmental investigations, including those involving antitrust issues. 

Before joining the firm, Eric had his own practice and represented clients in litigation as well as real estate and corporate matters. He served as general counsel for a music-related television production company in Hollywood and has counseled entertainment-industry clients in employment-related disputes and in negotiations concerning licensing, content, appearance, and web-monetization agreements.

During law school, Eric was a member of the dean's honor list, the Pro Bono Honors Society, and the recipient of an academic achievement award in entertainment law.

Recognition & Awards

  • San Diego Business Journal: "Best of the Bar" (2015)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star: Litigation (2015 - 2017)

  • Outstanding Young Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript (2012)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, San Diego Bar Association (2012-2014)
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Clinic