Jeff is a partner in the firm's Complex Litigation Group and is a member of the Business and Corporate Disputes and Managed Care Litigation teams. Jeff frequently serves as lead attorney or second chair in managing complex, high-profile and highly-contentious cases for companies in multiple industries in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and across the nation.
Jeff regularly assumes lead responsibility for strategy and briefing of discovery and dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, oral argument before trial and appellate courts, conducting trials, arbitrations, evidentiary hearings and mock jury exercises, and managing all aspects of the discovery process, including complex e-discovery projects.
He has represented clients of all sizes in matters involving commercial contract disputes, corporate raiding, restrictive covenants, breaches of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, fraud, insurance recovery, and healthcare payor-provider disputes.
Jeff has a proven ability to recruit and lead litigation teams to victory and is adept at delivering cost-effective solutions aligned with his clients’ most valued priorities. An experienced legal project manager, Jeff strives not only to secure favorable outcomes but also to provide predictable, responsive, and efficient client service.
In 2016, Jeff was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Pittsburgh Business Times Fast Tracker.
Jeff also is deeply committed to pro bono work and serves as the Deputy Pro Bono Coordinator for the Reed Smith Pittsburgh Office and as a member and Chair-Elect of the Administrative Board of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership. Jeff also is a member of the advisory board of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.