Chris Manderson Quoted in Forbes, "Tiger Woods Scores Legal Victory In Battle With Ex-Girlfriend Erica Herman"


Chris Manderson, Partner and Co-Chair of ECJ’s Business, Corporate and Tax department was was recently featured in Forbes in an article titled, "Tiger Woods Scores Legal Victory In Battle With Ex-Girlfriend Erica Herman".

“The presumption should be that the NDA is going to be enforceable, as a general matter. Very few people are going to litigate an NDA like (Herman’s). For the person trying to get out of the NDA, there would need to be something valuable at stake besides disclosure, such as a substantial economic interest,” said Los Angeles attorney Chris Manderson, the chair of the Business, Corporate and Tax Department at Ervin Cohen & Jessup. “Very few Jane Does and John Does are going to spend the money to litigate something like this. Trying to get out of an NDA in litigation is a high-stakes, expensive game. If you don’t want to disclose the confidential information for some other reason, what do you care if you’re subject to an NDA?”

Manderson, who is not connected to the Woods/Herman legal matter, said he “rarely” advises clients not to enter into an NDA, “unless it creates restrictions beyond disclosure.”

Chris Manderson is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Business, Corporate and Tax Department. Chris specializes in mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, debt and equity financing, distressed and restructuring transactions, and preserving and utilizing Net Operating Loss (NOL) tax assets.  He also advises public and private company boards and executives on all aspects of corporate governance.

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