Eric is a founding member of SKD.  Throughout his career, he has been involved in all facets of litigation from inception through appeal.  His litigation experience includes matters involving all classes of discrimination under Title VII, Title IX, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA and the New York Executive Law.  He regularly defends claims brought under the United States and New York Constitutions, 42 U.S.C 1981, 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Acts.  His employment practice also includes the defense of claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law claims. Eric is also experienced in litigating claims involving insurance coverage, nursing home abuse, and general and automobile liability. 

 

In addition to litigation, Eric is experienced in handling Industrial Development Agency and Economic Development Corporation transactions. Our  partner Eric Dranoff has served on the Rockland County Industrial Development Agency for almost twenty years and currently is its chairperson. While Chairperson the IDA closed an $850,000,000.00 data center – the largest project in the history of the Rockland County IDA. He also serves on the Rockland County Economic Assistance Corporation and is currently its chairperson.

 

His practice also includes alternative dispute resolution. He serves on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York’s distinguished panel of mediators where he has been assigned to mediate insurance coverage, employment discrimination, civil rights and Fair Labor Standards Act wage cases.  He completed the mediation-intensive training program at the Center for Mediation in Law in order to develop a better understanding of effective mediation techniques. He also serves on the United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York Register of Mediators.

 

Eric regularly serves as a writer and lecturer on municipal liability, discrimination, insurance coverage and Industrial Development Agencies.

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Eric Dranoff

Professional Recognition

 

▪    Super Lawyers 2012,-2021 - Metro New York Edition

 

 

Professional Leadership

 

▪    Statewide Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the New York State

      Bar Association Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section

 

▪    Chairperson of the NYSBA Law School for Insurance

      Professionals (2006)

 

▪    Contributing author for the NYSBA Law School for Insurance

      Professionals (2007)

 

▪    General Editor for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, New York

      Litigation Forms

 

▪    Chairperson of the Rockland County Economic Assistance Corporation

 

▪    Chairperson, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and

      Compensation Law Section Fall Meeting 2000

 

▪    Chairperson, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and     

      Compensation Law Section, Automobile Liability Committee 1996

 

▪    United States District Court, Southern District of New York

      Mediation Panel 

 

▪    Selected for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of

      New York Register of Mediators

 

 

Professional Membership

 

▪     New York State Bar Association

 

▪     New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation

      Law Section

 

▪     New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

     

 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

 

▪    Pre-suit Concerns for Claims Against Municipalities, Lecturer, 2010

 

▪    Case Studies on Insurance Practice New York State Bar Association Torts,

      Insurance and Compensation Law Section 2001

 

▪    Advertising Injury, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance

     and Compensation Law Section, Fall Meeting 2001

 

▪    "Dealing with Prosperity, How the Deal was Done", Lecturer, 1998

 

▪    IDA Financing Seminar for 501C-3 Organizations, Lecturer, 1998

 

▪    "Traditional and Emerging Programs for Financing Economic  

      Development", Lecturer, 1997

 

▪    Editor of New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and

      Compensation Law Section, Automobile Liability Committee

      Newsletter, Editor, 1996

 

   

Pro Bono/Community Service/Awards

 

▪    Chair of County of Rockland Industrial Development Agency

 

▪    Chair of Rockland Economic Assistance Corporation

 

▪    Chair Rockland Community College Foundation

 

▪    Rockland Community College Foundation Person of the Year 2005

 

▪    Past Chair, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

 

▪    Former Director, Leadership Rockland, Inc.

 

▪    Instructor, Junior Achievement (2003-2005) 

 

▪    Past Director of the Rockland Business Association

 

▪    Director Rockland Economic Development Corporation

 

 

Education

 

▪    Union University, Albany Law School, J.D. cum laude 1984,

      Justinian Honor Society

 

▪    American University, B.S.B.A. cum laude 1981, Phi Kappa    

      Phi Honor Society

 

Bar Admissions

 

▪    New York, 1985

 

Court Admissions

 

▪    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 

▪    United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 

 

▪    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

 

▪    United States District Court for the Western District of New York

 

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REPORTED COURT DECISIONS

Saintume v. Lamattina, 192 A.D.3d 1156 (2d Dep’t 2021)

Bhattacharya v. Rockland Community College, - Fed.Appx - 2017 WL 4511397, (2d Cir 2017) 

 

United States ex rel. Hayes v. Allstate Insurance Company, 853 F.3d 80 (2d Cir.2017)

 

United States ex rel. Takemoto v. The Hartford Financial Services Group. Inc., - Fed.Appx - 2017 WL 214572 (2d Cir.2017)

 

Bhattacharya v. Rockland Community College, 2017 WL 1031279  (S.D.N.Y. 2017)

 

United States ex rel. Takemoto v. The Hartford Financial Services Group. Inc., 157 F.Supp.3d 273 (W.D.N.Y. 2016)

 

United States ex rel. Hayes v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2016 WL 463732 (W.D.N.Y. 2016)

 

Durham v. Suny Rockland Community College, 2016 WL 128214 (S.D.N.Y. 2016)

 

Baity v. Kralik, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145836 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)

 

Chapotkat v. County of Rockland

2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48397 (S.D.N.Y 2014)

 

Mittelman v. County of Rockland, 

2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46382 (S.D.N.Y. 2013)

 

Hughes v. Salerno, 

2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174683 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)

 

Gluck v. Chevre Liady Nusach Hoary, 

97 A.D.3d 787, 949 N.Y.S.2d 149 (2d Dep’t 2012), lv. denied, 2013 N.Y. LEXIS 1195 (2013)

 

Weiss v. Hager, 

2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150402 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

 

Broadhurst v. County of Rockland, 

2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125595 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

 

Pullano v. Old Carco Liquidation Trust, 

2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109673 (W.D.N.Y. 2011)

 

Corr. Officers Benevolent Ass'n v. Kralik, 

2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35361 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

 

New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Barry, 

63 A.D.3d 892, 884 N.Y.S.2d 61 (2d Dep’t 2009)

 

Pullano v. Chrysler Corp., 

2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131457 (W.D.N.Y. 2009)

 

Koegler v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 

623 F. Supp. 2d 481 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)

 

Corr. Officers Benevolent Ass'n v. Kralik, 

2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32584 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)

 

Ruiz v. County of Rockland, 

2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51396 (S.D.N.Y.2009), aff’d, 609 F. 3d 486 (2d Cir. 2010) 

 

Kashelkar v. Spring Valley, 

2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83735 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)

 

Village of Pomona v. Town of Ramapo, 

41 A.D.3d 837, 838 N.Y.S.2d 653 (2d Dep’t 2007), dismissed, 9 N.Y.3d 981, 2007 N.Y. LEXIS 3307 (2007)

New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Hildreth, 

40 A.D.3d 602, 835 N.Y.S.2d 409 (2d Dep’t 2007)

 

Gluck v. Chevre Liady, 

25 Misc. 3d 1208(A), 901 N.Y.S.2d 899 (Sup. Ct., Rockland Cty. 2007), aff’d, 55 A.D.3d 668, 865 N.Y.S.2d 356 (2d Dep’t 2008)

 

Augustine v. Sugrue, 

37 A.D.3d 386, 831 N.Y.S.2d 424 (2d Dep’t 2007), lv. denied, 9 N.Y.3d 805, 2007 N.Y. LEXIS 2346 (2007)

 

Jones v. Radeker, 

32 A.D.3d 494, 820 N.Y.S.2d 321 (2d Dep’t 2006)

 

Horvath v. Daniel,

423 F. Supp. 2d 421 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) 

 

Horvath v. Daniel, 

2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1905 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)

 

Smith v. Miller, 

2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2716 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)  

 

Augustine v. Sugrue,  

2005 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 8463 (Sup. Ct., Queens Cty. 2005)

 

Jacino v. Sugerman,

10 A.D.3d 593, 781 N.Y.S.2d 663 (2d Dep’t 2004) 

 

Matter of Augustine v. Sugrue, 

2004 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 16565 (2d Dep’t 2004) 

 

Augustine v. Sugrue, 

8 A.D.3d 517, 779 N.Y.S.2d 515 (2d Dep’t 2004)

 

Jamaica Pub. Serv. Co. v. La Interamericana Compania De Seguros Generales S.A., 

1 A.D.3d 130, 767 N.Y.S.2d 71 (1st Dep’t 2003)

 

Diaz v. Turner, 

306 A.D.2d 241, 761 N.Y.S.2d 93 (2d Dep’t 2003) 

 

Augustine v. Sugrue, 

305 A.D.2d 437, 759 N.Y.S.2d 181 (2d Dep’t 2003) 

 

Jamaica Pub. Serv. Co. v. La Interamericana Compania de Seguros Generales, S.A., 2003 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3920 (1st Dep’t 2003) 

 

Velez v. Montefiore Med. Ctr., 

300 A.D.2d 142, 751 N.Y.S.2d 477 (1st Dep’t 2002) 

 

Harley v. Miller, 

295 A.D.2d 401, 743 N.Y.S.2d 316 (2d Dep’t 2002)  

 

Jamaica Pub. Serv. Co. v. La Interamericana Compania de Seguros Generales S.A.,

293 A.D.2d 336, 740 N.Y.S.2d 319 (1st Dep’t 2002)

 

Eagle Star Ins. Co. v. Seneca Ins. Co., 

1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18326 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)

 

U.S. Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Mesiftah Eitz Chaim, 

210 A.D.2d 218, 620 N.Y.S.2d 5 (2d Dep’t 1994) 

 

Harris v. Eisenberg, 

199 A.D.2d 305, 604 N.Y.S.2d 596 (2d Dep’t 1993) 

 

Eagle Tenants Corp. v. Fishbein, 

182 A.D.2d 610, 582 N.Y.S.2d 218 (2d Dep’t 1992)

 

Kimco of New York, Inc. v. Devon, 

163 A.D.2d 573, 558 N.Y.S.2d 630 (2d Dep’t 1990) 

 

Freeport Bay Marina, Inc. v. Grover,

149 A.D.2d 660, 540 N.Y.S.2d 471 (2d Dep’t 1989) 

 

Technicon Electronics Corp. v. American Home Assurance Co., 

141 A.D.2d 124, 533 N.Y.S.2d 91 (2d Dep’t 1988) 

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