Eric Barstad

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Experience

Eric Barstad is a litigator and counselor whose work encompasses all aspects of the firm’s business litigation, antitrust, and appellate practices. 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. A skilled listener, Eric regularly advises Fortune 500 companies on the antitrust implications of potential business initiatives and has counseled and litigated on behalf of clients regarding all forms of unfair competition law, including intellectual property and trade secrets. 

Eric’s litigation experience encompasses a broad array of industries and claims, including healthcare, contract disputes, insurance claims, financial markets, Administrative Procedure Act litigation, and American Indian Law matters. He regularly litigates high-profile antitrust cases around the country, both prosecuting and defending multidistrict monopolization and cartel cases. 

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
Education
  • 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
Remote

RESOURCES

Links to full publications and news releases.

PUBLICATIONS

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