Eridania Perez is a partner in the Litigation Group and focuses her practice on commercial litigation and international arbitration. She has tried cases in US courts and arbitrated cases involving a wide range of insurance and reinsurance disputes, complex contractual disputes, as well as fraud and misrepresentation claims, and breaches of warranties and representations, among others. Eridania regularly advises US and non-US multinationals regarding defense and strategy in potential US litigation and international arbitration proceedings involving complex civil and common law issues.

Eridania has been recognized as a Leading Attorney in Insurance Litigation by The Legal 500 US, and has published and presented on various topics.

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  • Represented life insurers in complex disputes, including those arising from yearly renewable term reinsurance agreements, contested death benefits claim, variable annuities and professional liability issues. 
  • Acted on behalf of an insurer in a coverage dispute arising from a patent infringement policy in an international arbitration pursuant to the United Kingdom Arbitration Act 1996.
  • Represented various London market insurers in a complex coverage dispute arising from an “Excess All-Risk” policy.
  • Secured judgment on behalf of a reinsurer in an asbestos-related claim (1st Dept. App. Ct. NY).     
  • Represented a derivatives broker in tortious interference and defamation claims (Sup. Ct. N.Y.).
  • Counseled corporations related to disputes in Latin America.

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., M.A., Law Review, 1999
  • Montclair State University, B.A., 1995

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, USCIB/ICC USA Arbitration Nominations Committee, 2014-present
  • Member, Education Committee and International Committee of the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS)·US
  • Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration, 2010-2018
  • Chair, Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), Subcommittee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) Arbitration Committee, 2010-2018
  • Member, Regional Coordinating Committee for the North America ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, 2012-2014
  • Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration Task Force on “Production of Electronic Documents in Arbitration,” 2010
  • Co-Chair, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2010
  • Board Member, Latino Justice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund ), 2008-present

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Leading Attorney in Insurance Litigation, The Legal 500 (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Recognized in Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service, The Legal Aid Society
  • Association of Latin American Law Students, For Service to New Jersey and the Latino Community, Rutgers University School of Law

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  • Speaker, “Rapid-Fire Cases Presentation,” ARIAS•U.S. Spring Conference, Naples, Florida, May 5, 2017.
  • Co-chair, “The Umpire’s Toolkit: Practical Advice on the Effective Management of the Arbitration Proceeding,” ARIAS•U.S. Umpire Master Class, New York, November 16, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Foreign Investment Under Treaties: Focus on DR-CAFTA,” American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR) and Dominicans on Wall Street Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 2, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Private Practice Pearls,” Women’s Empowerment and Law Leadership Conference (WELL), Rutgers University, New Jersey, March 29, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Conceptos del Derecho Anglosajón en Materia de Daños y Perjuicios: Una Comparación” (Common Law Damages Principles: A Comparison),” ICC YAF Conference, Quito Ecuador, March 21, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Precedents: Benefits, Dangers and Myths,” ICC YAF Conference, Miami, Florida, November 2, 2013.
  • Speaker, Contract Wording Discussion Group, RAA Conference, New York, New York, September 24, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Practical Session on Cross-Examination,” ICC International Commercial Arbitration Summer Seminar, Florence, Italy, July 25, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Drafting the Arbitration Clause: The Essential Elements,” International Arbitration Seminar hosted by the Legal Office of the Executive Power and the Ministry of Foreign Commerce, Dominican Republic, June 2013.
  • Speaker, “Is Sharing Information on Claims With Reinsurers a Thing of the Past?” Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association’s Annual Committee Rendezvous, April 22, 2013.
  • Speaker, Insurance Arbitration Panel, New York University School of Law International Arbitration Association, February 13, 2013.
  • Facilitator, Contract Wording Breakout Session, “Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts and Programs,” RAA Reinsurance Education, July 19, 2012.
  • Co-author, “Perspectives: Pros, Cons of Brazil’s Opening Market,” Business Insurance, Special Issue, June 11, 2012.
  • Co-author, “Strategies and Considerations for Using International Arbitration to Resolve Commercial Disputes,” Strategies for International Arbitration, Aspatore Books, June 2012.
  • Speaker, Bermuda Reinsurance Conference, Mock Arbitration, Hamilton, Bermuda, 2011.
  • Co-author, “Arbitration as a Forum for Resolving Coverage Disputes,” Chapter 17, Insurance Law Practice, Second Edition, Volume One, New York State Bar Association, 2010.
  • Speaker, Annual ICC International Arbitration New York Conference, “Discovery in International Arbitrations,” New York, 2010.
  • Speaker, Reactions Brazilian Reinsurance Conference, “Key Contractual Issues Arising From Claim Handling Clauses: A US Perspective,” Rio de Janeiro, 2009.
  • Speaker, ICC Latin America Conference, Young Arbitrators Forum, “Confidentiality in International Arbitration: A Myth?” Miami, Florida, 2009.
  • Co-author, “A Brief Review of Reinsurance Trends in 2007,” Andrews Litigation Reporter, Insurance Coverage, Volume 18, Issue 25, March 28, 2008.
  • Co-author, “Brazil’s Insurance Regulatory Agencies Pass Regulations to Implement the Opening of the Brazilian Reinsurance Market,” Latin American Law and Business Report, February 29, 2008.
  • Speaker, Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, “How to Make Mediation Work for Your Client,” California, 2008.
  • Speaker, Reinsurance Association of America’s Re Contracts: The Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts and Programs, “Dispute Resolution Clauses in Contracts,” New York, 2008.
  • Speaker, Reinsurance Association of America, Demystifying Insurance: A Basics of Reinsurance Course, “Follow the Fortunes,” Philadelphia, 2007.
  • Author, “Constitutionalizing State Sovereign Immunity: Ex Parte Young and the Conservative Wing’s Attempt to Restore Federalism and Empower States,” Rutgers Law Review, 1998.
  • Author, “Can Castro Survive after the Cold War?” Columbia University Journal of Public Policy, Spring 1994.

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