Eric N. Landau

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Thomas Whitelaw & Kolegraff LLP
 | 18101 Von Karman Ave., Suite 230
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-679-6400
Fax: 949-679-6405
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (60%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Eric N. Landau is a partner with Thomas Whitelaw & Kolegraff LLP law firm in Irvine, California, and serves as chair of the firm's securities litigation group. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Landau has nearly 40 years of legal experience, and he has represented a variety of clients in various industries who have legal needs involving securities litigation or corporate governance.

    Over the course of his practice, Mr. Landau has defended the rights and interests of executives, officers, directors and other key shareholders in securities class and derivative actions before state, federal and appellate courts across the nation, and he has helped spur positive changes in state-level laws involving merger challenges and federal securities laws.

    In addition, he has provided invaluable counsel and support to various boards of directors and other stakeholders in regulatory compliance, policies and procedures and other matters to help them minimize their risk exposure and prevent litigation. He has also represented his clients with issues such as hostile takeovers, proxy disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions. Additionally, he has conducted numerous investigations as independent counsel.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Landau has earned designation as among the Top Lawyers in Orange County along with recognition as one of the “100 Lawyers You Need To Know In Securities Litigation.” Moreover, the Century City Bar Association voted him as Securities Lawyer of the Year, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

    A 1979 graduate of Washington University of Missouri–St. Louis,, Mr. Landau returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in 1982. He holds his license to practice in California, Illinois, New York and the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court as well as before various U.S. District Court throughout the country.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Landau has several publications to his credit, and he has served as chair of the local rules advisory committee for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He is also the former president of the Federal Bar Association and former delegate for the 9h Circuit Judicial Conference, and he has served on the executive committee for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Securities Litigation
    • 30%Mergers & Acquisitions
    • 10%Business/Corporate

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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2014

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    About Eric Landau

    Admitted: 1987, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.twtlaw.com/attorney/landau-eric/

    Honors/Awards:

    • “100 Lawyers You Need To Know In Securities Litigation”
    • “Securities Lawyer of the Year,” Century City Bar Association
    • Southern California’s “Super Lawyers”
    • “Top Lawyers” in Orange County

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Federal District Court in Nevada
    • Federal District Court in Michigan
    • Federal District Court in Florida
    • Federal District Court in Virginia
    • Federal District Court in Illinois
    • United States Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit
    • Federal District Court in New York
    • Federal District Court in California
    • United States Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court, Second Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit
    • Former Delegate, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
    • Former President, Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter
    • Former Executive Committee Member, RAND Corporation, Institute for Civil Justice
    • U.S. Federal Courts
    • Chair, Local Rules Advisory Committee, Central District of California
    • United States Supreme Court
    • New York
    • Illinois
    • District of Columbia
    • California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Proof of Loss Causation at the Class Certification Stage, 2011
    • Special Committees for Tough Economic Times and Beyond, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2009
    • Employee Contact with Opposing Counsel, California Bar Journal, 2010
    • SEC Proposes Rules for New Whistleblower Program, 2010
    • U.S. Supreme Court Rules That a Drug’s Adverse Event Reports May be Material to Investors Even Though not, Statistically Significant, 2011
    • Supreme Court to Consider Circuit Split on Proof of Loss Causation at the Class Certification Stage, 2011
    • Supreme Court Clarifies What It Means To "Make" a Statement for Rule 10b-5 Liability, 2011
    • Employee Contact with Opposing Counsel, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, A.B. in Economics and Biology, 1979
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    Office Location for Eric N. Landau

    18101 Von Karman Ave.
    Suite 230
    Irvine, CA 92612

    Phone: 949-679-6400

    Fax: 949-679-6405

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