Jeff’s enforcement practice includes representing financial services clients in inquiries involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association, the Small Business Administration, and various state attorneys general. Jeff’s litigation practice involves a range of commercial disputes in federal and state courts, including matters involving federal antitrust and securities laws, breach of contract, and trade secrets.
Jeff also has experience assisting clients with a range of financial regulation issues, including compliance with federal banking and financial markets regulations, corporate governance matters, and other regulatory compliance issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was an associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Jeff earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the North Carolina Law Review and externed for the Honorable Senior United States District Judge William Earl Britt in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Prior to attending law school, Jeff served as a Teach For America corps member in eastern North Carolina.
- Representing financial institution during state and federal investigations related to fraudulent use of proceeds from COVID-19 relief programs
- Representing financial institution in civil antitrust action alleging FX market manipulation
- Represented insurance company in connection with the termination and valuation of credit default swaps in an action involving claims in excess of one billion dollars
- Advise financial institution regarding preparation of recovery and resolution planning governance playbooks
- North Carolina Law Review, Articles Editor
- Order of the Coif
- Graduated from UNC undergrad with distinction and from UNC Law with highest honors
- McDonnell’s Misapprehension of the Role of Access in Politics and Public Corruption, 96 N.C. L. REV. 1175 (2018)