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Eric Isken

Eric Isken

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 26, 2019




Eric Isken began his legal career as a commercial litigation attorney and partner in the Los Angeles office of Graham & James, an international law firm. He was at the firm for 20 years and handled a wide range of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, arbitration and appeals. He then served in the Southern California Edison Company Law Department for 20 years as a senior attorney, power procurement (transactional) section director, assistant general counsel and chief litigation counsel. Isken handled litigation, transactional and regulatory matters for Edison. He retired from Edison in 2018 and began teaching legal writing at USC and handling a variety of pro bono matters.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scott Altman
October, 2019

"Are Boycotts, Shunning, and Shaming Corrupt?” Legal Theory Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

Gregory Keating
October, 2019

Gregory Keating’s paper, “Is Tort Law ‘Private’?” was reviewed by Ellen Bublick as a significant work of scholarship relating to Tort Law in JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), on October 15, 2019.

Dan Simon
October, 2019

“Confessions True and False,” Korean Society for Criminal Law, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.