Cozen O’Connor: Greenspan, Jeffrey B.

Jeffrey B. Greenspan

Member

Chicago

(312) 474-7143

(312) 878-2002

Jeff concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability, general commercial litigation, and fee dispute litigation matters. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. His professional liability and general commercial litigation experience includes the defense of attorneys, individuals, law firms, and corporations. Jeff has also represented and counseled numerous insurers, law firms, and individuals involved in legal fee disputes.

Jeff earned his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1999. Jeff was named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2013 to 2017. He is the subcommittee chair of News and Development and Web Editor for 
the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the  American Bar Association.

Experience

News

Jeff Greenspan Named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the ABA

March 14, 2018

Chicago attorney Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department, has been named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.

Thirteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers Lists

February 03, 2017

Super Lawyers represents the top five percent of all practicing lawyers in each state. The publishers of Super Lawyers identify preeminent attorneys based on surveys and interviews with thousands of attorneys, plus consideration of civic service and pro bono activities.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

July 01, 2016

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named 4 others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2016 survey results.

Five Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as a 2015 ''Emerging Lawyer'' by Leading Lawyers

August 18, 2015

Five Cozen O'Connor attorneys from the firm's Chicago office have been recognized as a 2015 Illinois ''Emerging Lawyer,'' by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Publications

Creditor's Rights Chapter on Equitable Remedies Available to Judgment Creditors [Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education]

December 17, 2018

Jeff Greenspan, Jonathan Walton and Corey Hickman, of Cozen O'Connor's Chicago office, have co-authored a chapter in the 2019 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) book entitled Creditors' Rights.

Impossibility Preemption Mandates Reversal of $3 Million Verdict Against Pharmaceutical Company

August 31, 2018

Jeff Greenspan, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored a recent case discussion titled "Impossibility Preemption Mandates Reversal of $3 Million Verdict Against Pharmaceutical Company," for the ABA Trial Practice Committee website.

Do-Nothing Landlords Can Be Liable for Known Tenant-On-Tenant Harassment Under Federal Housing Act

August 30, 2018

Jeff Greenspan, a member in the firm's Commerical Litigation Department, authored "Do-Nothing Landlords Can Be Liable for Known Tenant-On-Tenant Harassment Under Federal Housing Act."

U.S. Supreme Court: Reporting to the SEC Is a Prerequisite for Dodd-Frank’s “Whistleblower” Anti-Retaliation Protection

March 11, 2018

Jeffrey Greenspan, Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the ABA, authored, "U.S. Supreme Court: Reporting to the SEC Is a Prerequisite for Dodd-Frank’s “Whistleblower” Anti-Retaliation Protection."

Seventh Circuit Reminds Litigants that Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens Still “Has Continuing Application in Federal Courts”

February 13, 2018

Jeffrey B. Greenspan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "Seventh Circuit Reminds Litigants that Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens Still 'Has Continuing Application in Federal Courts'.”

Supreme Court Clarifies Discovery Rule Regarding Wrongful-Death Claims [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin]

November 02, 2016

Jeffrey Greenspan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses wrongful-death claims in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Appellate Court FOIA Decision Allows Transparency but Avoids Abuse [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin]

July 14, 2016

Jeffrey Greenspan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses the appellate court FOIA decision in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Coleman Decision Puts Government Immunity Question Up in the Air [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin]

March 24, 2016

Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, discusses a recent decision from the Illinois Supreme Court.

Deadline Clock for Spoliation Claims Becomes a Bit Clearer, Sort of [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin]

January 14, 2016

Jeffrey Greenspan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses the deadline clock for spoliation.

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1999

Awards & Honors

Leading Lawyers Illinois "Emerging Lawyer" 2015-2016

Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2013-2017 

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the ABA