Jeff is a Litigation partner with a focus on complex commercial disputes, securities litigation, energy and bankruptcy-related matters. He serves as lead counsel in jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts incorporating the latest technological tools to analyze evidence and present it so that judges and juries quickly make sense of the most salient points in complex disputes. Jeff regularly defends corporations against fraud allegations and argues on behalf of his clients for the enforcement of contract rights. He represents clients in complex proceedings before regulators and courts across the energy landscape.MEHR
Jeff has extensive experience representing financial institutions and major corporations in cases involving US and international markets and matters arising from corporate acquisitions and restructurings. He is the co-author of “Techniques for Expediting and Streamlining Litigation” in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 2e (published by West and the ABA Section of Litigation).
- Representing Celestica Inc. and its former CEO and CFO in a consolidated securities class action complaint.
- Defended Bank of America in Enron-related litigation where American Electric Power asserted fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims. Obtained a judgment in excess of $400 million on the Bank’s claims against AEP.
- Defending a parent corporation against a claim that a $150 million dividend by its bankrupt subsidiary was a fraudulent conveyance and violated Delaware law.
- Representing Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. and its board of directors in a derivative claim arising out of a $590 million accounting charge.
- Secured dismissal of an action against a director of National Envelope Corporation alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a proposed restructuring of the company.
- Represented CIBC in all aspects of the Adelphia related litigation involving fraud, aiding and abetting and fraudulent conveyance claims, resulting in a very favorable settlement.
- Successful dismissal of eleven shareholder class actions against Emergency Medical Services Corporation (EMSC) et. al, in Delaware Chancery Court and Colorado federal and state courts, enabling the $3 billion sale of EMSC to be completed.
Building on his technological acumen, Jeff heads Kaye Scholer’s E-Discovery team, which offers clients innovative and real-world solutions on managing e-discovery effectively, efficiently and with minimum disruption to their business function. Jeff also serves as co-head of the Recruiting Committee at Kaye Scholer.