J.D., Duke University School of Law
B.S., Bob Jones University
Eric Halvorson has diverse experience in law, business, finance, and academia. Dean Halvorson is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal. He was a partner in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin law firm, concentrating his practice in corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions law. He served for three years as managing partner of the firm’s Green Bay office. He also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant prior to entering law school.
In 1985 Dean Halvorson moved to California to become General Counsel of Salem Media Group, a radio, Internet and publishing company targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. He spent fifteen years serving in various management roles at Salem, including President and Chief Operating Officer, and he continues to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors and then as President and Chief Executive Officer of Media Arts Group from 2003-2006, where he directed a transaction that converted the company from public to private ownership. Dean Halvorson has also served on three other public company boards in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He has been chairman of both audit and compensation committees as part of his board responsibilities. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Providence Christian College.
Dean Halvorson taught at Pepperdine University for ten years. He was Executive in Residence in the University’s undergraduate Business Division, where he taught courses in Business Law, Financial Accounting, Management Theory and Business Ethics. He also was Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine Law School, where he taught Business Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Accounting and Finance for Lawyers, and Entrepreneurship and the Law. He is a recipient of the David McKibbin Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by students as Pepperdine Law School’s outstanding adjunct faculty member.
Dean Halvorson is a member of the American and California Bar Associations, the Christian Legal Society and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.