Eric Neil Landau

Eric Neil Landau

Partner, Co-Chair Securities Litigation Dept. at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
  • Securities Law
  • California, District of Columbia, Illinois, New York
Claimed Lawyer Profile

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.

Washington University School of Law
Undergraduate Degree
Washington University School of Law Logo
Washington Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Federal Bar Association
Past President
Placeholder image for professional associations.
California State Bar  # 138849
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 138849
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Supreme Court of Illinois
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2146678
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
9th Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
U.S. Supreme Court
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Practice Area
    Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
Contact & Map
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
18101 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
Telephone: (212) 370-1300 Ext. 7250
Fax: (212) 370-7889
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed