Eric L. Cochran - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Eric L. Cochran

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 212-735-2596

Eric L. Cochran is a corporate attorney, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate law.

Mr. Cochran has represented clients in many significant, high-profile matters, including:

  • Mylan, Inc. in its pending acquisition of Agila Specialties Private Limited (India) from Strides Arcolab Limited (India);
  • the unsecured creditors’ committee of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines Inc., in AMR’s pending $11 billion merger with US Airways Group, Inc., as part of AMR’s Chapter 11 reorganization. This transaction was recognized in the Corporate & Commercial category in the Financial Times’ 2013 U.S. “Innovative Lawyers” report;
  • Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. in its unsolicited offer for Vulcan Materials Company;
  • L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. in the sale of its intelligence services business to BAE Systems, Inc., and in the sale of the balance of L-1 to Safran SA;
  • Delphi Corporation in its comprehensive restructuring, including in negotiations with various plan investors and with General Motors Corporation;
  • The BISYS Group, Inc. in its acquisition by Citibank, N.A.;
  • Mylan Laboratories Inc. in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Matrix Laboratories Limited and in the unsolicited offer by Carl Icahn to acquire Mylan and the associated proxy fight;
  • Integra Group in its listing on the London Stock Exchange; and
  • the management of Michael Foods, Inc. in a series of transactions, including the sale of the company to GS Capital Partners.
Mr. Cochran has been listed in numerous editions of Chambers USA and ChambersGlobal as a leading lawyer for business. In addition, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.


Mr. Cochran also is actively involved in the firm’s management and administration, including the administration of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and the firm’s efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.

New York UniversityMS Williams CollegeBA New York University School of LawJ.D.
Board of Trustees, Williams CollegeBoard of Directors, Horizons National Summer Student Enrichment Program

Client Comments

"Eric Cochran in Skadden's New York office has supported me over the last five years on multiple projects for two different Fortune 500 companies. They do not come any better."

-John D. Sheehan
Mylan Inc.

"Eric Cochran is one of the best M&A lawyers in his generation. His extensive experience, excellent client skills, and willingness to make the extra effort to achieve his clients' objectives in a highly professional manner has earned him the well-deserved respect of clients, colleagues, and competitors"

-Michael Urfirer
Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Stone Key Partners, LLC

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Securities / Capital Markets Law