Eric L. Cochran is a corporate attorney, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate law.


Mr. Cochran has handled many significant, high-profile matters on behalf of clients, including:

  • Armstrong World Industries in the spin-off of Armstrong Flooring;
  • Pittsburgh Corning and Pittsburgh Corning Europe in their pending sale to Owens Corning;
  • Cobham plc in the $1.5 billion acquisition of Aeroflex, a provider of high-performance microelectronic components and testing and measurement equipment;
  • the disinterested directors of Chrysler Group LLC in connection with the acquisition by Fiat North America LLC of the minority interests owned by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust;
  • Mylan, Inc. in its acquisition of Agila Specialties Private Limited (India) from Strides Arcolab Limited (India);
  • the unsecured creditors’ committee of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines Inc., in AMR’s $11 billion merger with US Airways Group, Inc., as part of AMR’s Chapter 11 reorganization;
  • Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. in its unsolicited offer for Vulcan Materials Company;
  • L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. in the sale of its intelligence services business to BAE Systems, Inc., and in the sale of the balance of L-1 to Safran SA; and
  • Delphi Corporation in its comprehensive restructuring, including in negotiations with various plan investors and with General Motors Corporation.

Mr. Cochran has been listed in numerous editions of Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading lawyer for business. In addition, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Cochran also is actively involved in the firm’s management and administration, including the administration of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and the firm’s efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1986
  • M.S., New York University, 1984
  • B.A., Williams College, 1982


  • New York


  • Member, Board of Trustees, Williams College
  • Member, Board of Directors, Horizons National Summer Student Enrichment Program

Eric L. Cochran

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions