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Jeff has represented broker-dealers, investment advisers and individual securities industry professionals for more than 35 years. He has tried well in excess of 100 securities industry related jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations in a variety of venues throughout the United States. Jeff also has extensive experience handling complex regulatory matters involving the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory authorities. 

Jeff’s approach is to evaluate customer disputes, industry disputes and regulatory investigations from a business perspective taking into account not only out of pocket costs, but potential collateral  consequences, including internal disruption, impact on customers, regulatory fallout, public relations issues and  precedential impact. This approach has allowed Jeff to develop long-term client relationships with a number of broker-dealers. 

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Nerinx Hall, Chair, Advancement Committee; Board Member
    • Voted as a 2006-2017 Missouri "Super Lawyer" in the area of Securities Litigation Law
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Business Litigation Law, 2005-2008, and in Commercial Litigation, 2009-2013; St. Louis Lawyer of the Year - Litigation-Securities, 2015
    • Voted as a 2007-2012 Kansas "Super Lawyer" in the area of Securities Litigation Law
    • Listed in the 2010-2013 editions of Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star"
    • Selected as a 2013 "BTI Client Service All-Star"
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Business Litigation Law, 2005-2008, and in Commercial Litigation, 2009-2013; St. Louis Lawyer of the Year - Litigation-Securities, 2015
    • Voted as a 2007-2012 Kansas "Super Lawyer" in the area of Securities Litigation Law
    • Listed in the 2010-2013 editions of Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star"
    • Selected as a 2013 "BTI Client Service All-Star"
    • Listed in the 2010-2013 editions of Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star"
    • Selected as a 2013 "BTI Client Service All-Star"
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association, Securities Committee of Litigation section; Business Torts Committee of Litigation section
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Securities Law Committee
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
    • The Missouri Bar
    • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
    • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
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Publications

  • Co-Author, “Survey of the Law for Insurance Counsel,” University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law
  • Co-Author, “Missouri CLE Civil Procedure Desk Book,” Rules 55.21-55.33

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Member, "Enhancing Your Product Compliance Knowledge," National Society of Compliance Professionals National Conference, Washington DC, October 2016
  • Panel Member, Bryan Cave Regulatory and Compliance Roundtable, Minneapolis, September 2016
  • Panel Member, Bryan Cave Regulatory and Compliance Roundtable, Minneapolis, May 2015 
  • Panel Member, "Dealing with Examinations:  Preventing and Preparing for Enforcement," SIFMA Compliance and Legal Annual Seminar, Phoenix, March 2015
  • Panel Member, Bryan Cave Regulatory and Compliance Roundtable, Minneapolis, April 2014
  • Panel Member, “Recruiting Securities Industry Professionals," SIFMA Compliance and Legal Annual Seminar, Orlando, April 2014
  • Panel Member, “Trends in Litigation/Arbitration," SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Seminar, St. Louis, June 2012
  • Panel Member, “Legal Changes in a Changing Landscape,” SIFMA Compliance and Legal Division Regional Seminar, St. Louis, 2009 
  • Panel Member, “Issues for the Small Broker-Dealer,” Securities Industry Association Law & Compliance Annual Seminar, April 2003
  • Presenter, “Nuts and Bolts of Securities Arbitrations,” Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, February 2002