top of page

Eric Malis
Partner, Co-Founder



Eric is a corporate attorney, startup advisor, angel investor, and adjunct professor. He works closely with emerging companies as a thought partner and strategic advisor to help them grow faster and succeed at scale. With over a decade of experience in corporate law and business strategy, Eric has unique insights into how executives make critical decisions every day.

Primary areas of focus include:

  • General counsel and business strategy

  • Corporate governance and risk assessment

  • Commercial and technology transactions

  • Business development and partnership agreements

  • Fundraising strategy, process, and negotiations


Eric also consults emerging companies on non-legal matters, such as business development, go-to-market strategies, and process implementation at Eagle View Strategy.

Prior to co-founding Talis and Eagle View Strategy, Eric worked at two major law firms, Cooley and Kirkland & Ellis, and clerked for a US district judge in the Southern District of New York. He also ran a Silicon Valley accelerator program and held several positions in technology companies and the US government. Additionally, Eric has taught legal analysis, research, and writing at the Santa Clara University School of Law and entrepreneurship at Menlo College.


JD, The George Washington University Law School, Order of the Coif
BA, Communication (CAS), The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College





District of Columbia

"Eric has been a trusted advisor and thought partner to our board through critical challenges around leadership, business modeling and growth. He can manage complex, strategic, cross-functional initiatives with extreme attention to detail. Eric has provided analytical and specialized support to identify and address operational gaps, develop workflows, and help keep the team focused and aligned. Every time we collaborate, I feel a renewed sense of clarity and enthusiasm."

Liz Voelker

Founder and CEO, ReadyFestive

Liz Voelker.jpg
bottom of page