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Jeff is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on federal criminal litigation, investigations and complex civil litigation. He has substantial federal trial experience in cases involving allegations of business disputes, corporate matters, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud and general criminal violations. He serves as lead trial counsel in significant civil and criminal litigation matters for entities and individuals. He represents clients in all manner of civil disputes, internal investigations and proceedings involving corporate governance, Medicare fraud, environmental compliance, banking and securities fraud and Internet fraud. He also advises companies and executives concerning internal investigations and provides advice to corporations on coordinating defense strategy and response to prosecutorial scrutiny.
Jeff is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers of America and has been named Best Lawyers' 2010-11 Kansas City, Missouri Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year. He consistently is named Best of the Bar for the Kansas City area. He's also been repeatedly designated a Super Lawyer for Missouri and Kansas and recognized in Chambers USA and Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers. In 2007, he was awarded the significant distinction of "40 Under 40" by Ingrams, the Kansas City Business Magazine, for his professional and civic accomplishments.
He participates in the Federal Advocates program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and is a member of the Bench Bar Committee for the United States District for the District of Kansas. He participates in the Earl O'Connor Inn of Court and has served as an instructor for NITA trial training workshops. He speaks often at CLE programs and has authored a number of articles about legal issues in the federal criminal context, including published work in the Kansas Bar Journal and in Modern Healthcare magazine. Jeff also serves on a number of local charitable boards, including Impact KC and the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI).