Established 1963

Eric J. Belfi


Eric J. Belfi is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Keller Sucharow LLP and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.  An accomplished litigator and former prosecutor, Eric represents many of the world's foremost pension funds and other leading institutional investors.  His practice actively focuses on domestic and international securities and shareholder rights litigation.  Beyond his litigation responsibilities, Eric leads the Firm’s Client Development Group and is an integral member of the Firm's Case Analysis Group.  He is actively engaged in initial case evaluation and providing counsel to institutional investor clients on potential claims.  Eric has successfully handled numerous high-profile domestic securities cases and spearheads the Firm's Non-U.S. Securities Litigation Practice, exclusively dedicated to assessing potential claims in non-U.S. jurisdictions and offering guidance on the associated risks and benefits.  Additionally, he advises domestic and international clients on complex ESG issues.

Widely recognized by industry observers for his professional achievements, Eric has been recognized by Chambers USA as a "notable practitioner" in the Nationwide Securities Litigation Plaintiff category and by Lawdragon as one of the country's "500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers."

Prior to joining Labaton Keller Sucharow, Eric served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York and as an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Westchester.  During his tenure as a prosecutor, he specialized in investigating and prosecuting white-collar criminal cases, with a particular emphasis on securities law violations.

Eric is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) Securities Litigation Working Group and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Corporate Advisory Board.  He is a frequent commentator and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Law360, and National Law Journal, among others.  Eric is a frequent speaker in the U.S. and abroad on the topics of shareholder litigation and U.S.-style class actions in European countries. 

Eric earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.


1996, New York

U.S. Court of Appeals
2017, Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court
1996, Southern District of New York
1996, Eastern District of New York
2002, Eastern District of Michigan
2004, District of Colorado
2006, Eastern District of Wisconsin
2013, District of Nevada