Jeff’s practice focuses on commercial litigation within the financial services industry. He has handled litigation and disputes for corporations and partnerships, including fiduciary duty claims, derivative actions and dissenters' rights litigation, and he has served as special litigation counsel for boards of directors in shareholders derivative actions. Jeff also has represented lending institutions and debtors in lender liability and creditor rights litigation.
His experience includes:
In addition, Jeff’s legal representation includes clients in copyright, trademark and patents cases, as well as officers, directors, issuers and professionals in class and individual actions regarding federal and state securities and claims involving the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). He has represented clients in eight consolidated securities and RICO class action matters in the Southern District of Louisiana. He also has represented clients in contract and tort disputes relating to mineral leases, take or pay contracts, operations and relationships among working interest owners and all forms of complex commercial contract litigation.
With more than 18 years of media litigation, Jeff has experience in copyrights, confidential sources, editorial privilege, subpoenas, shield laws, defamation, invasion of privacy, prepublication review and television in the courtroom.
Jeff has prosecuted and defended lawyers and law firms in cases involving legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and related torts.