Robert Ferri

Ferri, Robert

Of Counsel New York, NY
646.348.6744
rferri@pbnlaw.com

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Robert Ferri is Of Counsel at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and serves as the firm's first General Counsel. He is also co-chair of the Corporate, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions department. Bob has extensive experience in general corporate law, corporate transactions, securities law and litigation, corporate governance, antitrust counseling, investigations and compliance. He has successfully managed a number of shareholder derivative and other director and officer liability (D&O) cases, including in merger situations, in both state and federal courts. Bob has counseled and performed investigations for corporate boards and special committees regarding various compliance-related matters.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Brock Partners LLP, New York, New York, Partner, 2002–2004
  • Brock Capital Group LLC, New York, New York, Senior Managing Director, 2002–2004
  • ASARCO Incorporated, New York, New York, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, 1999–2001; Senior Associate General Counsel and Secretary, 1998–1999; Associate General Counsel and Secretary, 1995–1998; Associate General Counsel, 1987–1995; Assistant General Counsel, 1982–1987
  • Southern Peru Copper Corporation, New York, New York, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, 1999–2001
  • Breed, Abbott & Morgan, New York, New York, Associate, 1975–1982
  • The Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, 1973–1975
Organizations/Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Publications
  • "Getting the Deal Through - Life Sciences 2014," United States Chapter, published by Getting the Deal Through, 2014.
  • "Getting the Deal Through - Life Sciences 2013," United States Chapter, published by Getting the Deal Through, 2013.
  • "Getting the Deal Through - Life Sciences 2012," United States Chapter, published by Getting the Deal Through, February 2012.
  • "The New Reality of Sales Force Behavior and Management," FDLI Monograph Series, Vol. 2, Num 6, June 2011.
  • "A Dose of Preventive Medicine: Establishing Proactive Sample Accountability," Thought Leadership Sales and Marketing Compliance, Volume 1, Issue 2, Winter 2006.
  • "Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Companies Ignore Best Practices at Their Peril," Commerce Magazine, Summer 2005.
Speaking Engagements
  • "Handling Whistleblowers During an Investigation," CBI's Forum on Internal Investigations & Self Disclosure for the Bio/Pharmaceutical Industry, Washington, DC, June 19, 2007.
  • "Chemical Plant Security and Crisis Management: Complying with the Law and Preparing the Plant," sponsored by Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and CoVeris, Morristown, New Jersey, June 15, 2006.
  • "Corporate Strategies for Responding to Government Investigations and an Examination of the Fiduciary, Ethical and Liability Issues Confronting Corporate Executives and In-House and Outside Counsel," International Association of Defense Counsel Mid-Year Meeting, La Quinta, California, February 14, 2006.

Practice

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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Education

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, J.D., cum laude, 1973

  • Notes Editor, Brooklyn Law Review, 1972–1973
  • Staff Member, Brooklyn Law Review, 1971–1972

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, B.B.A., 1970

Contact Address

156 West 56th Street

New York, NY 10019-3800

Phone: 212.265.6888

Fax: 212.957.3983