HARTFORD, CT—Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to announce that former Assistant Solicitor General for the New York State Attorney General Eric Del Pozo has joined the firm as Partner in the Litigation and Appellate Practices.
A deeply experienced advocate, Del Pozo has argued close to fifty appeals in federal and state court and briefed nearly one hundred appeals over the course of his tenure. These appeals frequently involved complex and precedent-setting questions in areas such as telecommunications, healthcare reimbursement, insurer insolvency, coastal management, business and consumer fraud, tax enforcement, free speech, religious rights, and defamation. Eric defended New York’s concealed-carry licensing law at the U.S. Supreme Court in NYSRPA v. Bruen and was instrumental in crafting the ongoing defense of New York’s updated gun-safety statutes.
As Assistant Solicitor General for New York State, Del Pozo was at the forefront of New York law and public policy, litigating appeals on behalf of the State and its officers and agencies. Eric is a two-time recipient of the Louis J. Lefkowitz award from the New York State Solicitor General for outstanding appellate advocacy (2022 & 2017). While with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Eric secured affirmances of numerous complex felony convictions.
Eric’s career, defined by his passion for justice and public service, is reflected in his active pro-bono practice, which has included filing an amicus curiae brief in support of a petition for certiorari, prompting a unanimous summary reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court of the lower court’s grant of qualified immunity.