Erik L. Coccia is an associate in the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.
Mr. Coccia focuses his practice in corporate bankruptcy and reorganization matters, including the representation of Chapter 11 trustees, creditor trust trustees and parties to adversary proceedings. He also has significant experience in commercial litigation (state and federal), appellate advocacy, general corporate matters and private equity transactions.
Mr. Coccia has co-authored the following publications:
“Administrative Priority for Post-Petition, Pre-rejection Lease Indemnification Obligations,” The Legal Intelligencer (January 18, 2013)
“Willful Stay Violations Not Always Compensable,” The Legal Intelligencer (September 24, 2012).
Mr. Coccia’s pro bono practice includes working with the Pennsylvania SPCA.
Mr. Coccia received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, where he was executive editor of the Rutgers Law Journal and certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to represent local indigent children in various criminal proceedings through the Children’s Justice Clinic. While in law school, Mr. Coccia also received various honors for his academic achievements, including first year high honors and selection as a Dean’s Scholar. Mr. Coccia also interned for the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Coccia is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.