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Rainmaker Q&A: Labaton Sucharow's Eric Belfi
Eric J. Belfi featured in Law360's Rainmaker Q&A series Young attorneys need to learn to expand their boundaries-building relationships with law school classmates, colleagues, and mentors as well as with potential clients-if their goal is to become a rainmaker. Longtime rainmakers sometimes keep their secrets to success to themselves, but partner Eric J. Belfi opened up to Law360 in their "Rainmaker Q&A" series, offering advice on how to bring in business and build an impressive book of clients. His full Q&A responses can be viewed here.
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Eric J. Belfi
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Freedman v. Weatherford International, Ltd.
Represented by Labaton Sucharow partners Joel H. Bernstein, Ira A. Schochet, and Eric J. Belfi, the plaintiffs alleged that Weatherford knowingly or recklessly filed false financial statements during the class period between March 2, 2011 and July 24, 2012, touting illusory benefits of Weatherford's tax structure and hiding the company's inadequate tax accounting procedures.
Represented by Labaton Sucharow partners Joel H. Bernstein, Ira A. Schochet, and Eric J. Belfi, and co-counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that Weatherford knowingly or recklessly filed false financial statements during the class period between March 2, 2011 and July 24, 2012, touting illusory benefits of Weatherford's tax structure and hiding the company's inadequate tax accounting procedures.
Eric J. BelfiPartnerEric BelfiEric J. Belfi, a partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow, is an accomplished litigator in a broad range of commercial matters.He concentrates his practice in the investigation and initiation of securities and shareholder class actions, with an emphasis on the representation of major international and domestic pension funds and other institutional investors.Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Belfi served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York and an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Westchester.As a prosecutor, Mr. Belfi investigated and prosecuted numerous white-collar criminal cases, including securities law violations.In this capacity, he presented hundreds of cases to the grand jury and obtained numerous felony convictions after jury trials.Mr. Belfi is a regular speaker and author on issues involving shareholder litigation, particularly as it relates to international institutional investors.He recently co-authored The Proportionate Trading Model: Real Science or Junk Science?52 Cleveland St. L. Rev. 391 (2004-05) and "International Strategic Partnerships to Prosecute Securities Class Actions, Investment & Pensions Europe."In 2005, he was a panelist at a program on U.S. class actions in Vicenzia, Italy.Mr. Belfi has given presentations on the topics of investors' rights and U.S. class actions in Milan, Italy in May of 2006 and April of 2007, respectively.He received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1992 and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 1995.Mr. Belfi is an associate prosecutor for the Village of New Hyde Park, and is also a member of the Federal Bar Council and the New York City Bar Association.Mr. Belfi is admitted to practice in the State of New York as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, the District of Colorado, and the District of Nebraska.contact:Eric J. Belfie: email@example.com: 212-907-0878f: 212-883-7078Eric J. Belfi Joins Labaton Sucharow & Rudoff LLP as Partner