International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Eric J. Schwartzman has joined the firm as a partner in its Silicon Valley office. Mr. Schwartzman joins Weil’s Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions practice from Latham & Watkins LLP where he was a partner and former co-chair of its corporate department in New York.

“Growing our Silicon Valley presence is a firm priority,” said Executive Partner Barry M. Wolf. “With the addition of Eric, we take a significant step in broadening our West Coast Corporate practice. We are very pleased to have him join us.”

Mr. Schwartzman’s practice focuses on private equity, M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and general securities and corporate matters. He has extensive experience working with private equity firms and investment banks, as well as publicly traded and privately held companies in a broad range of industries.

“Eric’s deep experience in private equity transactions and M&A is a perfect fit with our practice,” said Craig W. Adas, Managing Partner of Weil’s Silicon Valley office. “We look forward to Eric joining our team as we execute on our strategic growth plan for this office.”

“This is an exciting time to join Weil’s Silicon Valley office,” said Mr. Schwartzman. “Weil has one of the best private equity platforms in the industry and its Silicon Valley office is in expansion mode. I look forward to help growing the practice.”

Mr. Schwartzman was made a partner at Latham & Watkins in 2005 and served as the co-chair of the New York corporate department for three years. Previously, he was with Oscar Capital Management, where he and his team launched and managed an early stage venture capital fund. Mr. Schwartzman joined Oscar Capital after serving as director of strategic and business development for an Oscar Capital portfolio company. He is a charter member of the New York City Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A. from Lafayette College. He is admitted to the bar in both New York and Connecticut.


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