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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

Major media, technology, fitness, and insurance companies rely on Eric Boorstin’s significant experience handling high stakes tort and business matters. Eric has served as lead appellate counsel in an array of areas including trademark, copyright, employment, contract, defamation, wrongful death, 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 The Regents of the University of California, Viasat, Inc., 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. 

Eric is a member of the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and serves as co-editor of its publication about legal developments and civil practice issues, the ABTL Report. Eric also serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee. In 2021, the Daily Journal recognized Eric as one of the Top 40 Under 40 attorneys in California.

Representative Matters

Viasat v. Acacia Communications (2022)
California Court of Appeal affirmed $49 million breach of contract verdict in complex commercial dispute involving misuse of intellectual property.

Rios v. The Regents of the University of California (2020)
California Court of Appeal affirmed dismissal of employment action for plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies.

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 (2018)
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
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Professional Associations