Eridania Perez

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Education

  • Rutgers University, Newark, JD, 1999
  • Montclair State University, BA, 1995

 

Eridania Perez is Special Counsel in the New York office. She has nearly two decades of experience representing major insurance and reinsurance companies in high stake litigation and arbitrations involving general liability , property and casualty, and professional liability lines and life insurance. She has successfully litigated and arbitrated a wide range of reinsurance and insurance disputes involving allocation, trigger of coverage, contribution and other issues.

Eridania’s practice also focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration. She has tried cases in US state and federal courts and arbitrated cases under institutional and ad hoc arbitrations involving complex contractual disputes, fraud and misrepresentation claims, intentional torts, and breaches of warranties, among others.

Eridania regularly advises US and non-US multinationals regarding defense and strategy in potential US litigation and international arbitration proceedings involving civil and common law issues. She has also partnered with in-house legal departments for Fortune 100 and 500 companies to develop valuable processes for monitoring outside counsel and litigation status.

Prior to joining Kennedys, Eridania was a partner at an international AmLaw 200 firm where she managed complex client matters from inception to completion, including establishing budget, selecting and supervising teams, developing strategy and communications with clients, routinely interfacing with executive management on case strategy and risk mitigation.

Eridania has been recognized as a “first rate” and “excellent lawyer with an absolute client focus…accurate work even when under high pressure” by the Legal 500, among other recognitions.

A prolific writer and speaker, Eridania has touched on a range of topics including contractual issues arising from claim handling clauses, confidentiality in international arbitration, Brazil’s insurance regulatory agency regulations, how to make mediation work for your client, the art of designing reinsurance contracts and programs, and follow the fortunes, among others.

Market recognition

  • Recognized as a Leading Attorney in Insurance by the Legal 500.
  • Expert Guide in reinsurance.
  • Recognized in the “Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers”
  • Recognized for “Outstanding Pro Bono Service” by the Legal Aid Society

Presentations and publications

  • Co-chair, ARIAS US Fall Conference (October 2019)
  • “International Contracts and Arbitration,” presented for the Confindustrial Toscana Sud International Contracts and Arbitration Program (June 2019)
  • “Reinsurance for Cannabis-Related Business: A Business Opportunity or Risk?” presented for the ARIAS US Spring Conference (May 2019)
  • Co-chair and Speaker, “Making Hard Decisions on the Road to a Fair and Efficient Arbitration” presented for the ARIAS US Umpire Master Class (November 2018)
  • Co-author, “Arbitration as a Forum for Resolving Coverage Disputes,” published for the New York State Bar Association (originally published 2010).
  • Co-author, “A Brief Review of Reinsurance Trends in 2017,” published for Thomson Reuters Westlaw (March 2018)
  • “Rapid-Fire Cases Presentation,” presented for the ARIAS US Spring Conference (May 2017)
  • Co-chair and Speaker, “The Umpire’s Toolkit: Practical Advice on the Effective Management of the Arbitration Proceeding,” presented for the ARIAS US Umpire Master Class (November 2016)
  • “Foreign Investment Under Treaties: Focus on DR-CAFTA,” presented for the American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR) and Dominicans on Wall Street Seminar (November 2016)
  • “Private Practice Pearls,” presented for the Women’s Empowerment and Law Leadership Conference (WELL) (March 2014)
  • “Conceptos del Derecho Anglosajón en Materia de Daños y Perjuicios: Una Comparación” (Common Law Damages Principles: A Comparision),” presented at the ICC YAF Conference, (March 2014)
  • “Precedents: Benefits, Dangers and Myths,” presented at the ICC YAF Conference (November 2013)
  • Speaker, Contract Wording Discussion Group, RAA Conference (September 2013)
  • “Practical Session on Cross-Examination,” presented at the ICC International Commercial Arbitration Summer Seminar (July 2013)
  • “Drafting the Arbitration Clause: The Essential Elements,” presented at the International Arbitration Seminar hosted by the Legal Office of the Executive Power and the Ministry of Foreign Commerce (June 2013)
  • “Is Sharing Information on Claims With Reinsurers a Thing of the Past?” presented for the Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association’s Annual Committee Rendezvous (April 2013)
  • Speaker, Insurance Arbitration Panel, New York University School of Law International Arbitration Association (February 2013)
  • Facilitator, Contract Wording Breakout Session, “Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts and Programs,” RAA Reinsurance Education (July 2012)
  • Author, “Perspectives: Pros, Cons of Brazil’s Opening Market,” published for Business Insurance, Special Issue (June 2012)
  • Author, “Strategies and Considerations for Using International Arbitration to Resolve Commercial Disputes,” published for Strategies for International Arbitration, Aspatore Books, (June 2012)
  • “Discovery in International Arbitrations,” presented at the Annual ICC International Arbitration New York Conference (2010)