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IL: Eric S. Casher

March 17, 2011 | By |

Eric S. Casher is an associate at Meyers Nave, where he’s a member of the firm’s Public Contracts and Construction Practice Group.  Eric was born and raised in the Bay Area.  A product of public schools, he went on to U.C. Berkeley, where he majored in Sociology and minored in African-American Studies, with a 3.48 cumulative GPA.

After working for several years, he enrolled at UC Hastings College of the Law, where he was active in BLSA and student government.  While in law school, Eric served as a judicial extern, a tutor, summer in-house counsel and a summer associate for a large firm.

Eric balanced all of this with his passion for critical race theory and social justice, which led him to join the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal, eventually becoming Editor in Chief his 3L year.  The Hastings community recognized his leadership that same year by awarding him Student Leader of the Year for 2006.

After successfully passing the California bar, and while working as an associate at a large firm, Eric juggled his responsibilities with grassroots organizing duties as Northern California coordinator of Young Lawyers for Obama.  From there, he rose through the campaign ranks, eventually being appointed to the National Finance Committee for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign.

After the election, he received the honor to be tapped as a U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant Recipient for the Department of State.  This distinction included trips to Africa and Europe, with his last trip being a trip to Sweden in May 2010.  He is a founding member of Generation 44, a group of over 300 young lawyers participating in state trips during primary and general elections and responsible for executing multiple fundraising events.

Busy as he is, Eric still finds time to sit on the boards of Coro and Global Exchange, and chaired the young professionals’ finance committee that supported Kamala Harris’ successful campaign for California Attorney General.

He manages to juggle all of these responsibilities while also being a proud husband and first time father  to his son, Nico, 1.