Eric Waxman Skadden
Eric Waxman has over three decades of legal experience, having recently retired after 32 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Waxman has advised numerous corporations and their boards of directors on issues involving corporate governance, executive compensation, fiduciary duties and the federal securities laws. Mr. Waxman has also represented directors serving on board special committees in a variety of circumstances.
While a partner at Skadden, Arps, Mr. Waxman’s broad commercial litigation practice included representing corporations, directors and officers in numerous class actions for violations of the federal securities and breach of fiduciary duty, with an extensive focus on litigation arising out of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Waxman has also represented companies whose marketing practices have been the subject of multistate investigations by attorneys general as well as challenges by private litigants in class actions. Mr. Waxman has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various commercial disputes including contract intellectual property issues.
As a partner at Skadden, Arps Mr. Waxman’s clients included Occidental Petroleum; Westfield America, Inc.; Oakley, Inc.; Valeant Pharmaceuticals; Nationwide Health Properties, Inc.; First California Financial Group; 99¢ Only Stores; Apollo Group, Inc.; TCW Asset Management Company; Freedom Communications, Inc.; United Online; Wells Fargo; Morgan Stanley, Inc.; Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.; TPG, Inc.
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.
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 was also 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.