Eric R. Fish

Partner

New York
T 212.589.4647  |  F 212.589.4201

Eric Fish is a litigator with extensive experience representing clients in complex civil litigation focused on products liability, toxic tort, and business litigation. Based on his intimate knowledge of New Jersey state and federal practice, Eric handles many civil matters pending in New Jersey. Appreciating the potential implications of litigation on his clients and their businesses, Eric listens to his clients and looks at both immediate case consequences and long-reaching effects of litigation when developing case strategies.

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  • Leads several legal teams investigating and litigating actions involving feeder funds and banks in an effort to recover funds for victims of the Madoff fraud in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee, Irving H. Picard, for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS). Eric led the legal team that negotiated the successful $97.8 million settlement  on behalf of the SIPA Trustee with Maxam Absolute Return Fund and associated entities and individuals in 2013 and also assisted in the 2011 settlement in Picard v. Tremont Group Holdings, et al. that brought more than $1 billion back to the BLMIS Fund of Customer Property.
  • Served as counsel in New York and New Jersey in toxic tort and product liability litigations arising from alleged pesticide exposure. Using knowledge of the court systems in which he was operating, as well as previous experience litigating similar exposure cases, helped to obtain dismissal or very favorable settlement terms in various cases.
  • Represented individual defendant in multibillion-dollar securities fraud class action against pharmaceutical company and several of its employees. Dismissal obtained on eve of trial after plaintiff's damages expert was excluded.
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Experience

  • Leads several legal teams investigating and litigating actions involving feeder funds and banks in an effort to recover funds for victims of the Madoff fraud in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee, Irving H. Picard, for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS). Eric led the legal team that negotiated the successful $97.8 million settlement  on behalf of the SIPA Trustee with Maxam Absolute Return Fund and associated entities and individuals in 2013 and also assisted in the 2011 settlement in Picard v. Tremont Group Holdings, et al. that brought more than $1 billion back to the BLMIS Fund of Customer Property.
  • Served as counsel in New York and New Jersey in toxic tort and product liability litigations arising from alleged pesticide exposure. Using knowledge of the court systems in which he was operating, as well as previous experience litigating similar exposure cases, helped to obtain dismissal or very favorable settlement terms in various cases.
  • Represented individual defendant in multibillion-dollar securities fraud class action against pharmaceutical company and several of its employees. Dismissal obtained on eve of trial after plaintiff's damages expert was excluded.
  • Led teams in defending multiple consumer products class actions. In most recent case, obtained full dismissal on motion to dismiss prior to any discovery.
  • Represented pool heater manufacturer in multiple product liability actions, obtaining full dismissals.
  • Represents healthcare clients in various litigation matters, including commercial litigation and privacy.
  • Defends property owners in New York and New Jersey federal courts in cases alleging violations of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
  • Defended media conglomerate on a wide range of issues related to commercial dispute.

Recognitions


Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Bar Association

News

Community

  • All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation/Hoboken Jubilee Center: Board of Trustees

Services

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • New Jersey, 1998

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1998, high honors, Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Public Contract Law Review
  • B.A., Tufts University, 1995, summa cum laude
  • St. Catherine's College, Oxford, 1994, Associate Student