Jeffrey B. Sklaroff has a varied litigation practice focusing on a wide range of civil and criminal matters. He has been lead trial counsel in numerous federal and state jury trials, including high-profile criminal cases and product liability lawsuits for some of the nation's leading companies. Jeff also handles a broad range of civil matters including media and cable television cases. He has argued numerous appeals in state and federal appellate courts and has been appointed on multiple occasions by federal judges to serve as a receiver in major cases. 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.
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
•Cable and broadcast television
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2013-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2012
•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 AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
•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.
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
• 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).
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