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Horvitz & Levy is a solutions-based firm focused on appellate success. We are distinguished by our commitment to responsive service and on-going innovation in the areas of civil appellate litigation, amicus curiae support, and trial strategy consultation.

Our firm history, honors and awards, and locations speak to our collaborative approach and commitment to serving clients as well as the outstanding legal resources we bring to bear.

Eric S. Boorstin

How Eric Helps Clients

Leading media, technology, fitness, and insurance companies rely on Eric Boorstin’s significant experience handling both tort and business matters. He has handled trial court and appellate litigation in an array of areas including copyright, trademark, patent, employment, contract, defamation, and professional responsibility.  He has appeared as amicus counsel for trade associations in state and federal court, addressing a variety of institutionally important legal issues.

Eric is a partner at Horvitz & Levy, where he has represented clients such as Apple Inc., Google LLC, 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America. Before joining the firm, Eric was a litigator at Covington & Burling LLP and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

Representative Matters

Napolitano Holdings v. Touchstone Climbing (2019)
California Court of Appeal reversed summary judgment on ground that commercial lessee had limited discretion to cancel lease

Sakai v. Massco Investments, LLC
California Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment on ground that defendant landowner owed no duty to guard against a visitor’s unpredictable driving

Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church (2017)
California Supreme Court reversed Court of Appeal’s conclusion that defendant owed a duty of care [H&L filed amicus brief]

Ludwig v. Hacienda Paraiso (2016)
California Court of Appeal reversed $10 million judgment based on improper exclusion of expert testimony

24 Hour Fitness v. Superior Court (2016)
California Court of Appeal reversed denial of summary judgment on wrongful death claim

Angelotti Chiropractic, Inc. v. Baker (2015)
Ninth Circuit reversed District Court judgment finding California worker’s compensation law unconstitutional


  • Harvard Law School
    J.D., submissions committee for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, cum laude, 2007
  • Princeton University
    A.B., summa cum laude, 2004


  • Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2011-2012)
  • Hon. Valerie Baker Fairbank, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2010-2011)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals