Jeff focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and portfolio management, and counsels clients on privacy and cybersecurity issues. He has developed strategies for successful and cost-effective resolutions in various state and federal jurisdictions including Illinois, California, Delaware and New York.
Jeff’s practice also involves litigation and dispute resolution related to software and technology issues including claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty. Jeff has extensive experience drafting and negotiating agreements to support domestic and international business stakeholders, including sales and licensing agreements for software products and cybersecurity services, non-disclosure agreements and partner agreements.
Prior to joining Taft, Jeff worked in both private practice and in an in-house counsel role at an information security company that was placed in the leaders quadrant by Gartner, Inc. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Jeff also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing I.
All Service Areas
- Chicago-Kent College of Law (2015)
- University of California, Los Angeles (2010)
bachelor's degree, sociology
- State - Illinois
- State - California
- Federal - Northern District of Illinois
- Federal - Central District of California
- Negotiated a video game distribution contract for client's highly-anticipated sequel to its first-person zombie apocalypse-themed game.
Speeches and Publications
- Blog Post - "COVID-19 and Understanding Your Force Majeure Clauses," Taft Technology Insights, March 23, 2020
- Blog Post - "U.S. Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on Trademark Damages," Taft Technology Insights, Sept. 17, 2019