Eric Ferrante is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes group. Eric represents public and private companies in federal and state court litigation, and domestic and international arbitration and mediation.
My practice focuses on achieving results in all types of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, and other commercial and financial matters. I have extensive experience representing nationally recognized clients in the food and beverage, oil and gas, banking and gaming, and entertainment industries in disputes arising from purchase and sale agreements, co-pack manufacturing agreements, claims of trade secret misappropriation, and lender liability and fiduciary duty claims.
In addition to a broad commercial litigation practice, I also provide strategic advice to clients in the beverage alcohol industry on federal permitting and licensing requirements and compliance issues, organizational and ownership issues, and contract manufacturing and distribution agreements related to wine, beer, and spirits.
I am also a member of Nixon Peabody’s team of attorneys advising clients regarding their ability to secure funding or other relief in response to COVID-19-related financial distress, including through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) made available through the CARES Act.
As cloud-based storage and other methods of electronically keeping sensitive information have become the norm, entities must be aware of risks these methods present. Efficiently locating documents once litigation arises is critical.
Law Street | March 01, 2022
This article covers a lawsuit filed by Maine-based veterinary diagnostics company IDEXX Laboratories against two former employees for allegedly violating trade secret laws and mentions NP for representing IDEXX Laboratories. The NP team is comprised of Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones and Complex Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, and Chicago Privacy & Technology partner Richard Tilghman.
Rochester Business Journal | October 08, 2021
Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante contributed this column highlighting recent changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program that may make it more attractive to businesses on the fence about seeking government relief funds. The article is based on a client alert Eric co-authored with Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, Chicago Global Finance partner Robert Drobnak, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman.
Rochester Business Journal | November 27, 2020
Corporate associate Isaac Figueras and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, were quoted in this article for their outlook on force majeure clauses, commercial real estate leasing, and the impact of COVID and the California wildfires on supply chains.
Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2020
Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante contributed this column on the process, considerations, and best practices for businesses when applying for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Rochester Business Journal | September 04, 2020
In this article on the most common COVID-related issues that businesses and companies are seeking legal help for, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy leader Jenny Holmes and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, are quoted for their outlook on cybersecurity best practices, force majeure clauses, and rent concerns from both landlords and tenants.
Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief Alert | 08.10.22
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Privacy Alert | 01.15.21
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Tulane University, J.D.
Syracuse University, B.S.
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Eric Ferrante received a 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as for Commercial Litigation in 2021.
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