Jeffery M. Heftman
Jeff joined the firm in 2009 after spending seven years as a litigation associate at Vedder Price, P.C. Jeff was made a partner in 2013.
Jeff works with individuals and businesses to protect their rights and resolve all manner of disputes, whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, in addition to counseling clients on pre-litigation disputes and ways to minimize litigation risk.
Jeff has experience handling all phases of litigation, from emergency injunctions through trial and appeal, in a broad range of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Jeff has considerable experience in banking and lending disputes and litigating trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and restrictive covenant claims. Jeff has worked on a range of directors and officer matters, both in the context of defending directors and officers from shareholder derivative suits and in the context of defending former officers and directors of failed banks from suits brought or threatened by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Jeff also has considerable experience representing private offshore insurers and related professionals in actions alleging investment fraud associated with offshore asset protection trusts and related investments.
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