Jeff is a litigation partner resident in the New York and District of Columbia offices, who focuses 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.
As Head of the Energy Litigation group, Jeff uses his underlying knowledge of markets and economics to represent clients in FERC proceedings and related litigations focusing on electricity markets. He has been involved in various FERC matters, as well as litigations challenging the scope of FERC’s jurisdiction.
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.
Recent Representative Matters
- Representing Celestica Inc. and its former CEO and CFO in a consolidated securities class action complaint.
- Representing Connecticut in challenging ISO New England’s proposal to modify capacity market rules, seeking to provide a forum for better representation of State interests in wholesale electricity market matters.
- Prepared comprehensive regulations for the Maryland Public Service Commission to implement the Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, establishing a competitive procurement process for offshore wind energy projects.
- 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 claims 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.
- 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 leads 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.