Eric Barstad



Eric Barstad is a litigator and counselor whose work encompasses all aspects of the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation practice. Over the course of his career, Eric has represented major technology, healthcare, and sports and entertainment clients in connection with strategic transactions and government investigations, including serving as global coordinating counsel on multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Eric spent six years in the antitrust group of a New York City law firm where his practice included a full range of antitrust counseling, merger control, and litigation.

  • Member of team awarded “Antitrust Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review (2013)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D.; Donald E. Egan Scholar (2010)
  • University of Michigan, A.B. in Philosophy (2007)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association; Antitrust Division, IP Committee
May 24, 2021
WEBINAR | Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age
Eric Barstad, Brendan Johnson, Steve Safranski, Stacey Slaughter


Links to full publications and news releases.


May 11, 2020
Competitor Collaborations and Covid-19—Antitrust Considerations
Stephen Safranski, Eric Barstad - Bloomberg Law
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