Jeff 灰色的 is an attorney focusing his practice on a wide array of commercial litigation matters including banking, 建设, and investment and securities industry disputes.
Jeff has a career long record of taking cases to trial before juries, judges and arbitrators. Jeff’s extensive trial experience is varied in both case type and geographic location. This wide ranging advocacy experience proves invaluable to clients who are faced with complex, 高股权, 和/或“赌公司”纠纷.
Jeff is a former securities arbitrator and panel chair with the NASD (now FINRA) and he has lectured at numerous state and local bar association and industry seminars on damages, financial services and litigation issues.
- Led a trial team defending complex questions of insurance coverage for whistleblower claims and a resulting multimillion dollar government settlement. The matter was successfully resolved shortly before the jury trial began, which would have focused on the question of government contracts fraud by the insured/adverse party.
- Successfully resolved a $65 million professional liability claim against an insurance broker by a customer alleging deliberate underinsurance following a catastrophic loss.
- Represented a bank purchaser of failed financial institution assets, 总计约5亿美元, in resolving its most challenging credits. The bank received accolades from the FDIC regarding its efficient and cost-effective performance under the FDIC’s “Loss Share Program.”
- Resolved congressional and FDIC inquiries into a bank’s loan workout and collection practices, resulting in no action against the financial institution.
- Litigated and resolved numerous “business divorce” cases involving, 例如, 制造业, 进口, 好客和医疗实践.
- Virginia State Bar, 律师 Disciplinary Committee Chairman for Second Judicial District
- Central Business District Association, Past Member of Board of Directors
- Virginia Bar Association, Past Member of Board of Governors
- Virginia Law Foundation, Past Member of Board of Directors
- Virginia State Bar, Former Chair of 诉讼 Section
- 弗吉尼亚海滩 Bar Association, Past President and Executive Board Member
- Virginia Supreme Court Jury Reform Task Force, Past Member
- 弗吉尼亚海滩 Bar Foundation, Past Member of Board of Directors
- American Inns of Court, I’Anson-Hoffman Chapter, Past Member of Executive Committee
- Boyd-Graves Conference, Past Member
- National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), Former Arbitrator
- AV卓越®-司法版, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards
- 美国最佳律师, 商业诉讼, 2006-2023, 诉讼证券, 2011-2023, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2011-2023
- Virginia's Legal Elite, Civil 诉讼, 2022
- Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers, 商业诉讼, 2022 and 2023
- 联合劝募活动, Member and Past Chair of Board of Directors, 弗吉尼亚海滩 Division and Past Member of Regional Board of Directors
- 汉普顿路商会, Past Chair of 弗吉尼亚海滩 Division and Past Member of Regional Board of Directors
- 弗吉尼亚海滩 Vision, Past Member of Board of Directors
- Leadership Hampton Roads, Graduate and Past Member of Alumni Board
- United Way, Former Chair of 弗吉尼亚海滩 Campaign and Hampton Roads Regional Cabinet Member
- Brighton on the Bay Civic Association, Past President and Past Member of Board of Directors