Eric Malis

Lecturer in Law

Eric is a co-founder and partner in Talis Partners, LLP, a legal and strategy consulting firm specializing in serving the startup community. In that capacity, Eric advises clients as outside general counsel helping emerging companies address critical legal and strategic needs across the entire business platform.

​Prior to co-founding Talis, Eric was an associate at two major law firms, Cooley and Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on emerging companies and a variety of corporate matters.  He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Eric also held several positions in government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations, including working for the White House, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, LaFrance Corporation and the Support Center for Child Advocates.

Eric graduated with Highest Honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as an editor on the George Washington Law Review, Vice President of Street Law, Senator on the Student Bar Association and member of the Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.

​In his free time, Eric enjoys hiking, traveling, painting, yoga and exploring global cuisine. Eric also volunteers with local community development organizations and with at-risk youth.


J.D., George Washington University Law School, Order of the Coif

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College

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