Eric Breitman


Eric Breitman

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Eric advises multinational corporations, strategic individual investors, financial services organizations, media, consumer products and life sciences organizations in the areas corporate finance, commercial law, intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity, and information management.  He counsels these entities on negotiation strategy, M&A, corporate finance, information governance and compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws, including GDPR,  and the interface of e-commerce and legal and regulatory areas such as cybersecurity and breach response, in addition to acting as an “outside General Counsel” to smaller companies without in-house legal departments.

Eric sees each matter and engagement as partnerships between himself and his clients, during which he analyzes the client’s business goals and develops with the client the deal strategy and intended optimum outcome early in the transaction timeline, and leads through each phase of the process to ensure the Client’s goals are achieved and interests are protected. He is relied upon by clients to guide growth strategies (including capital raises), to manage sensitive and cross-cultural business dealings, and to accurately present risks and liabilities for intelligent business decision making.

Prior to joining Barton in 2018, Eric was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Coty Inc., a global, publicly traded beauty company, focusing on corporate, commercial, technology and regulatory matters and the General Counsel for a start-up lifestyle and accessories brand.

Industry Experience


Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, GDPR Compliance
  • Advised U.S. and Canadian Companies on GDPR Compliance
    • Advised numerous U.S. and Canadian companies on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, providing counsel on how to implement best practices and what steps should be taken in the case of a data breach.
Corporate Formation, Governance, and Compliance
  • Advised Corporations on Complex Structuring and Finance
    • Advised numerous companies regarding corporate formation structure, governance, compliance, and finance matters.
  • Counsel to High-End Fashion Design Houses
    • Advised both international and domestic fashion design houses on various legal matters concerning their lines of high-end beauty products.
  • Counsel to Multiple Logistics and Packaged Goods Companies
    • Has advised various clients in the packaged goods and logistics industries on multiple legal matters affecting day-to-day operations, including licensing, distribution, and finance.
Business Transactions
  • Negotiated Acquisitions for Growing Companies
    • Advised and negotiated strategic acquisitions for rapidly growing logistics and service delivery companies, directly contributing to their successful growth and expansion.
  • Represented Investors in Beauty and Luxury Goods Industry
    • Has represented multiple sophisticated investors in the beauty and luxury goods space with regard to their strategic investments in a wide array of companies, ranging from start-ups to well-formed enterprises.
  • Negotiated Agreements and Clearances for Hip-Hop/Spoken Word Podcast
    • Negotiated a podcasting agreement for the show Poetics with Omari Hardwick. Represented the producers of the podcast in negotiations with talent and secured all music clearances. Eric also negotiated all TV production agreements for the podcast as well as for the talent featured on the show.