How to Make Partner at Seyfarth Shaw


Robbie Li
July 21, 2020
Legal Career

Erik Weibust is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw with 15 years of commercial litigation experience. Erik co-chairs Seyfarth's Litigation department at the Boston office, and is known for his trade secret and restrictive covenant practice. Erik regularly publishes articles and speaks locally and nationally about trade secret and restrictive covenant law, and he has been quoted on these topics in publications such as the Washington Post and Law360. Legal500 recommended Erik in its 2017, 2018, and 2019 editorials naming Seyfarth's Trade Secrets group as one of the top four in the country, and New England Super Lawyers has recognized Erik as a “Rising Star” each year from 2008-present. 

Erik joins the podcast to talk about the importance of marketing oneself both internally and externally, and encourages young attorneys to establish thought leadership through writing articles.

Listen to this podcast to learn: 

  • The differences and similarities of trade secret and restrictive covenant cases across industries and jurisdictions
  • How Erik found his niche and decided to specialize in trade secret litigation
  • Tactics Erik would recommend for young attorneys to start develop client relationships and think like a business owner
  • The biggest mistakes Erik sees associates make en route to partnership
  • How Erik has used litigation funding in his area of practice and why he believes there will be a “big uptick in the use of litigation funding in the coming months and years”

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