Eric Clarke


Hanson Bridgett LLP

T: (925) 746-8470


Corporate Attorney Focused on Emerging Companies, IP, Tech, Private Equity & VC 

Background: Eric is a partner in the firm’s corporate department whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, private investment funds, and general company representation. Eric regularly represents businesses and private equity funds in connection with formation, investments, acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, recapitalizations, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other activities, as well as representing financial institutions in connection with fund investments, co-investments, and secondary LP interest transfers.

Eric also advises clients in connection with a wide range of general business and commercial matters, including commercial contracts, licensing arrangements, employment and consulting arrangements, compliance matters, and corporate governance.

Eric received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and he earned his B.A. from St. Mary’s College of California. Eric is also a Technology and Licensing Committee Member for the Keiretsu Forum.

Company: Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay and the East Bay. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders. As a member of the Globalaw international legal network, we can provide clients with legal expertise on the ground in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Hanson Bridgett is a certified B Corp and we are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro-bono legal work and hands-on service. We are a dedicated green business and strive to make sustainable choices for all of our business decisions.

Representative Clients: Eric serves as coordinating legal counsel to a leading multi-national material science design, development and manufacturing company, counseling the corporation with respect to business and legal issues which include protection, development and licensing of its intellectual property, strategic alliances, manufacturing and outsourcing, joint ventures, and corporate governance.