Jeffrey M. Strauss: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Jeffrey M. Strauss

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7324

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Social Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Liability
  • Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7324
Fax: +1 312 706 8213
University The University of Chicago, A.B., with honors, 1977
Law SchoolThe University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, Illinois; 1981, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 1984, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 1986, Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 2009, US District Court for the Northern District Florida; 2010, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 2011, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 2011, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Professional concert singer for thirty-five years. Studied singing in London, Paris and New York, and has appeared with leading chamber music and baroque ensembles throughout North America

Director, The Scholars of Cambrai, Inc., 1991-2000

Director, Orpheus Baroque Music, Inc., 1992-1994

Metropolitan Board, United Charities of Chicago, 1988-1990

Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, 1988-1990


Jeffrey Strauss has a general business litigation practice, with a strong emphasis on telecommunications. In a thirty-year career, he has represented clients in bet-the-company securities fraud and accounting malpractice cases, as well as in litigation concerning changes in corporate control, product liability issues, bankruptcy reorganizations, shareholder disputes and related matters.

Jeff has also advised senior management and boards of directors concerning corporate control transactions, including tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights and leveraged buyouts. He provides guidance on corporate and fiduciary questions arising in the sales and purchases of public and private businesses, as well as on general corporate and securities law questions, including disclosure issues, the duties of boards of directors and the responsibilities of parent corporations for the liabilities of their subsidiaries and affiliates.

Jeff has been involved in two major pro bono projects: the challenge to the government's detention policies at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more recently, a nationwide effort to reform the capital defense system in states that still impose the death penalty.

Jeff joined Mayer Brown in 1981 and was a partner from 1988 to 2007 before assuming his current status as counsel.

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Jeffrey M. Strauss

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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