Jeff is a Managing Director in the Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group. He specializes in providing forensic accounting services in matters involving commercial disputes and investigations. In dispute matters, Jeff provides consulting and expert witness services to attorneys engaged in complex commercial disputes and white-collar cases. He has provided expert testimony in federal and state court on issues pertaining to economic damages, asset tracing and recovery, and allegations of asset misappropriation. His analyses and findings are also frequently used for mediation and settlement purposes.
Thomas E. Patterson
The late Justice William G. Clark of the Illinois Supreme Court designated me as one of his two Law Clerks upon graduation. While researching and writing memorandums for the court, I received a priceless insider’s education in the working of our system of justice from a man who was uniquely qualified to teach it. Such was his influence that 37 years later I still recall many of his stories and observations verbatim. Selected as an Editor of the Law Review in Law School, I published this Note, Ex Parte Contacts in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings: Home Box Office v. FCC, 27 DePaul Law Review 489 (1978), which the bar association administrative law committee said was “unusually perceptive.” The written word is the lawyer’s stock in trade: court papers have to be well-researched, concise, and lucid to persuade.