Eric Hageman represents individuals and corporations at all levels of state and federal court. He has authored scores of merits and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals, involving a broad array of complex issues. Eric has considerable experience with shareholder disputes, broken-deal litigation, separation-of-powers issues, statutory and constitutional challenges to federal, state, and local governmental actions, the Foreign Agent Registration Act, the Alien Tort Statute, and arbitrability disputes. His clients have included several high-net-worth individuals and nearly half the Fortune 20, spanning a wide variety of industries, including social media, computer technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, fine foods, entertainment, semiconductor production, and private equity.

Before joining Clare Locke, Eric was an appellate associate in the Washington, D.C., offices of two multinational law firms. He was also a law clerk to the Honorable Kyle Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the Honorable Thomas Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Eric earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and published work on the Takings Clause and on the obligations of judicial candor. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied in Rome and was a member of the School of Architecture Curriculum Committee.


  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016

  • Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review

University of Notre Dame (B.Arch. 2013)


Associate, Dechert LLP, 2020–2023

Law Clerk to S. Kyle Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2019–2020

Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, 2018–2019

Law Clerk to Thomas D. Schroeder, U.S. District Court, M.D.N.C., 2016–2017