Jeffrey B. Sklaroff has a varied litigation practice focusing on a wide range of civil and criminal matters. Jeff's criminal cases include the representation of individuals and corporations at every stage of the criminal justice system, from grand jury investigation to trial and appeal. Jeff also conducts internal investigations in a variety of industries, domestically and overseas, including in sub-Saharan Africa. Jeff's civil matters include a multibillion-dollar arbitration arising out of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and his appointment by several federal judges to serve as a receiver in SEC enforcement actions. Jeffrey was also appointed by the chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals to serve as counsel to a committee of judges, private practitioners, public sector lawyers, and law professors to render a report and recommendations for improving the grand jury system in New York and currently serves as an adjunct member of the New York State Justice Task Force, which examines the causes of wrongful convictions and makes recommendations for changes to the criminal justice system in New York State.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Jeff served for six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was the recipient of the director's award, presented by the Attorney General of the United States. Before the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jeff practiced at a national New York firm. He has frequently been asked to provide legal commentary in print and television media and has participated in numerous panel discussions and lectures.
Areas of Concentration
•White collar criminal investigations and litigation
•Complex civil litigation
•Federal court receiverships
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2013-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007-2012 and 2015
•Team Member, Law360 Product Liability Group of the Year, 2011
•Recipient, United States Attorney General Director's Award for Superior Performance, Washington, D.C., April 1991
•Appointed by Chief Judge Judith Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals to serve as Counsel to the Grand Jury Project, a commission of judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers and law professors to issue a report and recommendations for improving the grand jury system in New York.
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Associated News & Events
10.21.15 74 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers
08.19.15 30 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
08.21.14 29 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
08.21.13 27 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
10.12.12 Greenberg Traurig's New York Attorneys Recognized in 2012 Edition of Super Lawyers
10.30.06 Greenberg Traurig Represents 145 Former Federal Judges, Department of Justice Officials and Prosecutors Seeking to Overturn a Cruel, Unusual and Irrational Mandatory Prison Sentence
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
Jeffrey Sklaroff and Gregory Kehoe, Cultural and Business Practices Complicate Investigations In Developing Countries, New York Law Journal, November 9, 2015, at S8
•Faculty Member, Litigating Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases For the Experienced Practitioner, 1996 (Internet and Electronic Communication Jurisdiction), and 1997 (Trade Secret Protection Under the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine; Electronic Espionage Act).
•Counsel to 145 former federal judges, U.S. Attorneys and high-ranking Justice Department officials acting as amici curiae in United States v. Angelos, 433 F.3d 738 (10th Cir.), cert. denied, 2006 WL 1880941 (Dec. 4, 2006)(attacking constitutionality of federal mandatory sentences).
•Appointed by federal judge to serve as receiver on behalf of National Heritage Life Insurance Company in complex civil litigation and parallel federal criminal actions.
•Appointed by federal judge, on recommendation of the SEC, to serve as receiver in connection with repatriation of funds to the United States for disbursement to defrauded investors in securities fraud action.
•Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1989-1994.