Jeff is an experienced litigator who helps companies of all sizes navigate business and commercial issues by bringing a practical, problem-solving mindset to every matter. Jeff balances aggressive, zealous advocacy with a focus on efficiently achieving client goals in order to avert and resolve: complex business disputes and class actions; consumer disputes; intellectual property litigation; and issues pertaining to contract drafting, negotiation, and interpretation. As a civil litigator, Jeff regularly works with clients in the technology sector, and has significant experience navigating the pre-trial process, especially with issues pertaining to federal court subject matter jurisdiction, evidentiary issues, and third-party subpoena practice. As a former assistant district attorney at the District Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia (through the firm’s year-long secondment program), Jeff tried numerous criminal bench trials to verdict, and handled dozens of evidentiary hearings.
Jeff also actively engages in pro bono and community work. In addition to working on multiple prisoner civil rights cases, Jeff successfully helped an individual who was unconstitutionally sentenced to life without parole as a minor get resentenced and released from confinement. More recently, Jeff has collaborated with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to assist individuals in changing their names to reflect their gender identities. Jeff has also served as a coach of the Haverford College Mock Trial program since its inception.
Jeff graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, where he served as an executive editor of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. In law school, Jeff interned with the Washington Nationals through the Sports Clinical Program, and worked for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau through the Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. Jeff graduated from Haverford College with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in psychology, where he was co-captain of the varsity tennis team and a member of the varsity squash team.