Jeff is a litigation partner resident in the New York office, who focuses on complex commercial disputes, securities litigation and bankruptcy-related matters. He serves as lead counsel in jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts incorporating the latest tools to analyze evidence and present it so that judges and juries quickly make sense of the most salient points in complex disputes.
Representing clients in complex proceedings across the commercial landscape, Jeff regularly defends corporations against fraud allegations and argues on behalf of his clients for the enforcement of contract rights.
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.
Building on his technological acumen, Jeff leads Kaye Scholer’s e-discovery advisory team, which offers clients innovative and real-world solutions on managing e-discovery effectively, efficiently and with minimum disruption to their business function. He has advised clients on how to implement major new technologies in a legally defensible manner and consults clients on developing practices and protocols to deal with institutional e-discovery issues.
Jeff is the co-head of Kaye Scholer’s pro bono Death Penalty Appeals practice representing death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings.
Recent Representative Matters
- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. and certain officers in securing a dismissal of securities fraud claims arising out of a US$590 million accounting charge that was affirmed on appeal.
- Term Loan Lenders in the In re Paragon Offshore PLC bankruptcy opposing confirmation of its restructuring plan.
- Celestica Inc. and its former CEO and CFO in a consolidated securities class action complaint.
- Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in their ongoing labor arbitration against the City of New York.
- Director of National Envelope Corporation in securing dismissal of an action alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a proposed restructuring of the company, which was unanimously affirmed on appeal.
- Emergency Medical Services Corporation (EMSC) et al., in the successful dismissal of eleven shareholder class actions against the client in Delaware Chancery Court and Colorado federal and state courts, enabling the US$3 billion sale of EMSC to be completed.
- Bank of America in Enron-related litigation where American Electric Power asserted fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims. Obtained a judgment in excess of US$400 million on the Bank’s claims against AEP.
- CIBC in Adelphia-related litigation involving fraud, aiding and abetting and fraudulent conveyance claims.
In The Market
- Kaye Scholer Achieves Complete Victory for Spirit AeroSystems in Securities Class Action July 6, 2016 • Client Successes
- Ten Kaye Scholer Practices Recognized, 36 Individuals Cited in Legal 500 US 2015 July 6, 2015 • Recognitions
- Kaye Scholer Obtains Motion to Dismiss for Longtime Client Spirit AeroSystems May 26, 2015 • Client Successes