Eric S. Waxman - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Eric S. Waxman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 213-687-5251

Eric S. Waxman has a broad commercial litigation practice, representing clients in both federal and state courts, with a particular emphasis on securities litigation, director misconduct and related claims. He has represented clients in matters involving both federal and state securities laws, duties of corporate directors, SEC and stock exchange inquiries and investigations, civil RICO and contests for corporate control. He also has represented corporations in litigation relating to stock options backdating as well as for issues arising out of the subprime mortgage industry. Mr. Waxman works with Skadden’s restructuring and corporate groups on parallel issues. In addition, he frequently represents directors serving on special committees.

In large class and derivative actions, Mr. Waxman has represented such diverse companies as Center Trust, Inc.; Chiron Corporation; Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation; Guess?, Inc.; ICN Pharmaceuticals; Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.; Neutrogena Corporation; Oakley, Inc.; SpectraVision, Inc.; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Syncor Corporation; U.S. Bancorp Financial, Inc.; and Westfield America, Inc.

Mr. Waxman also has represented clients in claims involving partnership disputes, false advertising and unfair business practices, trademark infringement, wrongful termination, breach of loan commitments and lender liability, and various other contract and tort claims.

Mr. Waxman has lectured and published in the areas of corporate governance, securities litigation and derivative actions. Mr. Waxman was the co-chair of the CLE International Corporate Governance Program, for which he has written an article entitled "Standards of Liability for Directors in Special Circumstances." Mr. Waxman is a member of the editorial board for West’s Securities Litigation Report and has published articles on topics related to securities class actions and derivative claims.

Mr. Waxman has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He was also named among the top 40 “Most Influential M&A Advisors” in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

University of California at Los AngelesBA University of California at DavisJ.D.
Editorial Board, Securities Litigation Report, West Services, Inc.

Client Comments

"Eric Waxman is one of the smartest lawyers I have ever dealt with. He works very hard and exhibits great passion for his work and winning. He is the kind of person I want on my side and to never have to face."

-John Davis
Davis Entertainment

"Eric is a terrific litigator. He is incredibly smart and very aggressive -- exactly what you want in a litigator. Eric is also an excellent advisor and counselor who will let you know the hurdles you face and make practical and commercial recommendations."

"Eric Waxman is the single most determined lawyer I have ever met. He gives it all for his clients. He is one of the smartest people I have ever met. He is always available and is willing to be cost effective."

-John Davis
Davis Entertainment

Office Location

300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Securities)