Mr. Peirats is a Partner in the firm’s commercial litigation and creditor’s rights practice groups. He regularly represents clients in federal and state, trial and appellate courts and has had extensive experience in the following litigation areas: antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, breach of contract, copyright, patent and trademark infringement, constitutional law, construction, distribution and franchise, employment, environmental law, health, insurance, securities, and telecommunications. In addition to representing clients in general business litigation matters, Jorge regularly advises clients on dealer and franchise distribution issues and secured creditor’s rights.
- Represented principals in the following precedent setting cases in the areas of dealer and distribution law: Stereo Gema, Inc. v. Magnadyne Corp., 941 F. Supp. 271, R.W. Intern. Corp. v. Welch Food, Inc., 13 F.3d 478, McCain Foods Ltd. v. Puerto Rico Supplies, Inc., 766 F. Supp. 58 , PPM Chemical Corp. of PR v. Saskatoon Chemical Ltd., 931 F.2d 138, 1991 .
- In 2004, he obtained a verdict of just cause for the principal in a jury trial in Maxon Engineering Services, Inc. v. Johnston Pump Company, Civil No. 03-1672 (JAF).
- Represented employers in the following precedent setting cases in the area of employment law: Davila-Rivera v. Caribbean Refrescos, Inc., 332 F.Supp. 2d 435 (D.P.R. 2004), affirmed; Estades-Negroni v. Associates Corp. of North America, 208 F. Supp. 2d 144 (D.P.R. 2002), affirmed, 345 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2003), 362 F.3d 874 (1st Cir. 2004), 377 F.3d 58, 2004.
- Represented Sony Discos, Inc., J&N Entertainment in the following precedent setting case in the area of copyright infringement: Torres Negron v. Rivera, 433 F. Supp. 2d 204 (D. Puerto Rico), affirmed 504 F.3d 151 (1st Cir. 2007).