Eric B. Fastiff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-956-1000
Fax: 415-956-1008
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Antitrust Litigation (50%), Business Litigation (30%), Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

A Determined Advocate for Fair Competition

The chair of Lieff Cabraser's Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Eric B. Fastiff has practiced commercial litigation for the past 18 years, working on numerous cases involving the drug, food, technology, finance, and natural resource industries. He also represents businesses in commercial disputes with their suppliers and competitors. His clients include governments, businesses, individuals, and consumer groups.

Mr. Fastiff serves as co-lead counsel in the California Cipro litigation, represents The Charles Schwab Corporation in a suit against several major banks for allegedly manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), and successfully led the prosecution of a two week arbitration on behalf of a client that alleged both intellectual property and breach of contract claims. His notable successes include representing businesses that purchased TFT-LCD panels and products in litigation charging that the world’s leading TFT-LCD manufacturers conspired to fix prices. The litigation resulted in settlements totaling over $470 million.

Mr. Fastiff also spearheaded Lieff Cabraser's clients' prosecution of class action litigation against De Beers for monopolization of the rough diamond trade. In addition to successfully obtaining class certification in the California action, he played a key role in negotiating and finalizing the $295 million settlement in the federal case. Discussing the DeBeers case, The National Law Journal noted that Lieff Cabraser was


"among the plaintiffs’ firms that weren’t afraid to take on one of the business world’s great white whales."

Earlier successful cases which he actively litigated include the BuSpar and Lupron prescription drug pricing litigation and the landmark California natural gas and electricity pricing litigation.

Mr. Fastiff has published and edited several works. For several years, he was the General Editor of California Class Actions Practice and Procedures and continues to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Generic Medicines. He is active in the local community, serving on the Boards of Trustees of a nursing home for the aged and impoverished, a low-income housing apartment complex, an elementary school, and a non-profit organization that assists low-income employees maximize their salaries.

Mr. Fastiff is a graduate of Tufts University, The London School of Economics, and Cornell Law School.

About Eric B. Fastiff

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of “Litigation – Antitrust,” 2013 – 2021; “Lawyer of the Year for Antitrust Litigation,” Northern California, Best Lawyers, 2021; “Top 100 Super Lawyers of Northern California," Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019-2021; “Super Lawyer for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2010-2021; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019, 2020; “Plaintiffs’ Law Trailblazer, National Law Journal, 2018; “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017; “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award,” California Lawyer, 2016; “Top Plaintiff Lawyers,” Daily Journal, 2016-2017;“Leader in the Field” for Antitrust – Plaintiffs (California); Antitrust – Plaintiffs (Nationwide), Chambers USA, 2017; “California Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2013 – 2015; “Top 100 Lawyers in California,” Daily Journal, 2013; Legal 500 recommended lawyer, LegalEase, 2013;“Top Attorneys in Business Law,” Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2012; “Lawdragon Finalist,” Lawdragon, 2009, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Antitrust Institute, Advisory Board, 2012 - Present; Bar Association of San Francisco; Children's Day School, Board of Trustees; Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws, President, 2017; District of Columbia Bar Association; Journal of Generic Medicines, Editorial Board, 2003 - Present; State Bar of California; U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • General Editor, California Class Actions Practice and Procedures, 2003 - 2009; Coordinating Editor and Co-Author, California section of the ABA State Class Action Survey, 2003 - 2008; “US Generic Drug Litigation Update,” Journal of Generic Medicines 212, 2004; The Proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments: A Solution to Butch Reynolds's Jurisdiction and Enforcement Problems," 28 Cornell International Law Journal 469, 1995
  • Eric also contributes to Google+.
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Office Location for Eric B. Fastiff

275 Battery Street
29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Last Updated: 12/14/2020

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