Troutman Sanders LLP
Jeff approaches each case by assuming a trial will occur and preparing to win. That strategy, as distinguished from many attorneys who rely on a “playbook” approach of plodding through the court process and hoping to settle, pays dividends for Jeff’s clients.
Jeff’s career-long record of successfully trying cases before juries, judges and arbitrators provides clients with the comfort of knowing their attorney has the experience necessary to win. In addition, Jeff’s prior service as an arbitrator in securities cases gives him an inside look at how decision-makers reach their conclusions at the end of the case.
At the same time, Jeff looks for practical solutions when his clients face litigation. In an era when litigation has become increasingly expensive and time consuming, Jeff focuses on thinking outside the box to find the resolution that best serves his clients’ interests. In many instances, that resolution may involve alternatives to trial.
Jeff’s clients praise his accessibility, attention to detail and commitment to their matters. He takes the time to listen and to understand the important aspects of their businesses.
Over the course of his career, Jeff has successfully litigated matters involving business and financial disputes, securities trading and investments, professional and product liability defense, banking and creditors’ rights, construction and commercial real estate, director and officer defense, trusts and estates disputes, government investigations, trade secrets, and white collar criminal defense.
Because of his successes before juries, judges and arbitrators, Jeff frequently is called on to provide pre-litigation counseling when court action appears likely. This “ounce of prevention” can pay significant dividends if and when litigation does arise.