Eric is Co-chair of the firm's Litigation and Trial Practice Department and supervises a vast docket of complex litigation. He has a broad civil and commercial litigation practice and has been consistently recognized by Chambers & Partners Latin America and Global guides as one of the top power litigators in Puerto Rico. Eric works with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals. Throughout his 28-year career, he has repeatedly handled high stakes litigation and successfully represented corporate clients in a wide range of civil and commercial matters. He is also considered a business leader and active in numerous trade and business associations and professional groups, and is called upon frequently to act as speaker or lecturer in litigation related conferences and seminars.
Eric’s areas of practice include Civil and Commercial Litigation in a variety of areas, including antitrust, RICO, distribution and franchising, real estate, class actions, government bids and procurement, appellate, public sector litigation, energy, oil and gas, securities, intellectual property, mass torts, finance, contract, health care, construction, bankruptcy, creditor's rights and insurance matters. He has also served as lead trial counsel in numerous high-profile cases, including arbitration proceedings.
U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico P.R. Supreme Court

Suffolk University Law School (J.D., – 1990)

Boston College (B.A., 1986)

Economy and Government Functioning, Private-Sector Roundtable, Participant, Caribbean Business Special Edition, 2010
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Class & Group Actions , 6th Edition, 2014
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Class & Group Actions , 6th Edition, 2015

American Bar Association, Antitrust Law, Member
American Bar Association, Business Law, Member
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution, Member
American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice, Member
American Bar Association, Litigation, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
Puerto Rico Bar Association, Member, Committee on Insurance, 2004 – 2006
Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter, President 2004 – 2005
United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico Member, District Examination and Admissions Committees, 2006 – Present
Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Puerto Rico, Director, 2007 – 2010
Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, Fellow
Boston College Alumni Association of Puerto Rico, 2014 – 16, Chapter President

Martínez Odell & Calabria, Partner, Litigation Department
O’Neill Fernández Gilmore & Pérez-Ochoa, PSC, Founding Partner and Chair of Litigation Group
Fernández & Pérez-Ochoa, LLP, Founding Partner and Chair of Litigation Practice

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. Arrillaga-Torrens, et al.
  • FirstBank Puerto Rico v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Lazaro, et al v. Abbot Medical Optics, Inc.
  • Martínez-González v. Catholic Schools of the Archdioceses of San Juan Pension Plan, et al.
  • National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation v. García-Padilla, et al.
  • EMI Equity Mortgage, Inc. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • National Public Finance Guarantee Corp, et al. v Oversight Board, et al.
  • Aza Food Corp, Inc. v. Ambassador Foods, LLC
  • Wolf, et al v. Altitude Costa LLC, et al.
  • Lugo, et al. v. Country Fresh Carolinas, LLC
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Koch Foods, Inc., et al.
  • Guzmán-Matías v. Suiza Dairy Corp, et al.
  • J.A. Rafael Doll, et al v. Lowell Shoe, Inc.
  • Ramirez Commercial v. Flexcon Company, Inc., et al.
  • CBR Holdings, L.P. v. Hotel Development CO.
  • Outek Caribbean v. Echo Inc.
  • Finning, Inc. v. Padilla, et al
  • Lopez-Lopez, et al v. Warner Lambert Inc., et al
  • Deane-Krantz, et al v. Sea-Land Serv., Inc. et al
  • Llorens Pharma v. Novis, Inc., et al
  • Reyes-Vazquez et al v. First American Title Insurance Company
  • Sealink, Inc. v. Frenkel & Co. Inc.
  • Caribbean Petroleum Refining, LP v. The Jax San Juan Bridge
  • Phico Insurance Company v. Pavia Health, Inc.
  • Storage Partners #1, S.E. v. The Rabco Corporation et al
  • Adler v. Professional Aircraft Services, Inc. et al
  • Ramos et al v. Cytosol Laboratories, Inc.
  • Coors Brewing Company v. Mendez-Torres
  • Drew v. Scientific Games Racing, LLC
  • Wylie v. Stipes et al
  • Century Packing Corp. v. Horizon Lines, Inc. et al MDL 1960
  • Honeywell International, Inc. v GA Group, Inc.
  • Barreto-Cintron v. Blockbuster, Inc. et al
  • Somascan, Inc. et al v. Philips Medical Systems Nederland B.V
  • Cruz-Aponte et al v. Caribbean Petroleum Corporation et al
  • Colon-Jimenez et al v. Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
  • Mendez & Co. Inc. v. MillerCoors LLC et al
  • Philips Medical System Export v. Medical Biotronics, Inc.
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. v. Gonzalez-Palmer, et al
  • Giraud Padro et al v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation et al
  • Banco Popular de Puerto Rico v. M/V Katya et al
  • Reyes-Santiago et al v. JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Alpha Biomedical & Diagnostics, Corp. et al v. Philips Medical Systems Nederland B.V. et al
  • Caguas Lumber Yard, Inc. et al v. Ace Hardware Corporation et al
  • Estate of Serracante et al v. Baxter International, Inc. et al
  • Exotique Salon Essentials, Inc. v. Matrix Essentials, Inc. et al
  • Canatelo, LLC v. Nuvico, Inc.
  • Pelegrina Medical, Inc. v. Philips Medical Systems Nederland B.V. et al
  • Jaguar Puerto Rico, Inc. v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
  • BPP Retail Properties LLC v. North American Roofing Services, Inc. et al

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