John D. D'Ercole
Phone: (212) 603-6368 Fax: (212) 956-2164
John D. D’Ercole is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. Mr. D’Ercole specializes in a broad range of federal and state litigation including the litigation of matters involving complex commercial contracts, employment (wage & hour), partnership, real estate, insurance, antitrust, securities, RICO and intellectual property (patent and trademark). He has tried cases in both the state and federal courts of New York and also has extensive appellate experience in these courts.
Areas of Practice:
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Fordham University B.S. (Finance)
summa cum laude
While at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. D’Ercole was the Primary Notes Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and authored a Case Comment entitled, Verlinden B.V. v. Central Bank of Nigeria:Finding the “Original Ingredient” in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 10 Brook. J. Int’l L. 543 (1984).
After law school, he clerked with the Honorable Joel J. Tyler, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. D’Ercole has been involved in several notable cases including: In The Matter of Duty Free Shops Arbitration (arbitration of multibillion dollar shareholder dispute involving the sale of Duty Free Shops to Louis Vuitton); Grupo SIT v. AT&T Communications, Inc. and Harris Corp. (action for breach of contract and fraud involving defendants’ sale of a satellite telecommunications system in Mexico); Barr Laboratories v. Abbott Laboratories (federal jury trial and appeal of claim by generic manufacturer charging branded manufacturer with monopolization of market for erythromycin drugs); Automobile Club of New York, Inc. v. Port Authority of New York (federal bench trial and appeal in action to lower bridge tolls on Port Authority bridges and tunnels).