Mr. Esshaki concentrates his practice in all aspects of litigation including securities litigation, white collar and regulatory defense, employment, investigations, and shareholder disputes.

Mr. Esshaki received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2016 and his B.I.S., summa cum laude, from Oakland University in 2012. He also received his associates in applied science/nursing from Oakland Community College in 2010 and previously worked as a Registered Nurse. He is licensed to practice in New York and sat for the Michigan bar examination in February.
 
**Not Licensed or Admitted to Practice Law in the State of Michigan 
  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • University of Michigan Law School, 2016
      • J.D.
    • Oakland University, 2012
      • B.I.S., summa cum laude
    • Oakland Community College, 2010
      • Associates, summa cum laude, Applied Science/Nursing

  • Admissions

    • Michigan (pending)
    • New York, 2017
    **Not Licensed or Admitted to Practice Law in the State of Michigan
  • Representative Matters

    • Represented a large New York based private equity firm involved in a shareholder dispute for more than $200 million relating to its preferred position in one of its portfolio companies.
    • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a large multinational bank in connection with a FINRA inquiry relating to fraudulent bond trading.
    • Conducted an internal investigation and represented a former public-company CEO in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations relating to allegations of accounting fraud.
    • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 100 tech company relating to a SEC inquiry into various forms of accounting fraud.
    • Assisted and counseled a prominent public interest client in successfully negotiating a settlement and release of employment discrimination claims asserted by a senior management official.
    • Counseled a Fortune 100 company in the enforcement of non-compete agreements entered into with former employees.
    • Represented the Special Committee of a multinational food company in a suit brought by shareholders alleging breach of fiduciary duty relating to the Special Committee’s approval of a merger for $1 billion.

Eric S. Esshaki

450 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
Office: (248) 723-0411
Fax: (248) 645-1568