He has substantial experience representing companies in arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of major arbitration agencies, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association, as well as in non-administered proceedings conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules. Jeff also regularly litigates arbitration-related issues arising under the Federal Arbitration Act and the New York Convention, and has particular expertise in the enforcement of arbitration agreements.
Jeff has handled high profile, cross-border commercial disputes for global leaders in the telecommunications, technology and energy sectors, including Telenor ASA, Dow AgroSciences, Toshiba Corporation, Sharp Corporation and Osaka Gas. Most recently, Jeff led the Orrick team representing the Republic of Guinea that obtained dismissal of a petition in United States District Court seeking to enforce a $50 million arbitral award against the West African nation in a case that garnered substantial media attention.
Jeff also has significant experience representing companies and individuals in government, regulatory and internal corporate investigations. He has counseled clients with respect to investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, IRS, FINRA and the New York Attorney General.
Jeff has spent his entire career at Orrick, starting as a summer associate in the New York office in 2004. He serves as Hiring Partner for the Washington, D.C. office and is a member of Orrick's Professional Development Committee.