A trusted legal advisor and trial attorney for over four decades, Eric Landau represents public and private companies, directors, officers, shareholders and business leaders in a variety of industries, including financial, technology, energy, entertainment, health care, pharmaceutical, fashion, media, alcohol beverage, gaming and hospitality.
Taking on the toughest of issues, Mr. Landau has been at the forefront of pivotal decisions in state law-based merger challenges and the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Appearing before state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, he has defended directors, officers, and issuers against securities class and derivative actions.
With his years of experience in the courtroom and boardroom, Mr. Landau also has helped guide corporate leaders through some of the most important and game-changing events in the life of a company, including advising with respect to proxy fights, hostile takeovers and advances by activist shareholders, as well as tender offers, mergers, and "interested director" transactions, to minimize litigation risk.
As corporate governance counsel, Mr. Landau has assisted boards of directors in reviewing and establishing procedures to help ensure compliance with their fiduciary duties and responsibilities. He also has been chosen to lead numerous special committees through internal investigations as independent counsel.
Having practiced in New York, Chicago and throughout Southern California, Mr. Landau is dedicated to helping his clients safely navigate the intricacies of some of the most demanding legal markets in the world. Whether the situation calls for preventative policies and procedures, deal advocacy, dispute resolution, or bet-the-company litigation, Mr. Landau has the experience to strategically assess the challenges and opportunities and assist clients in charting the course.