Jeffrey B. Sklaroff - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Jeffrey B. Sklaroff

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Jeffrey 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

Cornell UniversityBA 1977Boston College Law SchoolJ.D. 1980
American Bar AssociationAssociation of the Bar of the City of New York

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Areas of Concentration
  • White collar criminal investigations and litigation
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Product liability
  • Federal court receiverships
  • Internal investigations
  • Cable and broadcast television
  • Class actions
Significant Representations
  • Representation of financial institutions and corporations in sensitive federal and state criminal and civil investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various state Attorneys General.
  • Representation of former CEO of publicly-traded company in defense of SEC enforcement action and related indictment.
  • Representation of major financial institution in regulatory investigation into sales of mortgage backed securities.
  • Represents former high-level officers of major Puerto Rico financial institutions in defense of securities class actions and related proceedings.
  • Retained by nationally recognized insurance company as lead trial counsel in product liability lawsuits involving exposure to asbestos.
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of product liability lawsuits arising from smokers' claims against major tobacco company.
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  • Representation of cable and broadcast television clients including major sports content providers in distribution and litigation issues.
  • Appointed by federal judge on motion of the SEC to serve as Distribution Agent of Vivendi Universal, S.A. disgorgement fund.
  • Represented national fast food franchise company in defense of class action securities claims.
  • Defended CEO of major health insurance company at pre-indictment stage resulting in no charges being filed.
  • Represented Assistant Controller of Fortune 50 company in false reporting investigation conducted by Department of Justice and SEC.
  • Obtained dismissal prior to indictment of federal charges arising from trafficking in contraband currency.
  • Represented foreign bank in connection with federal forfeiture matters in the United States.
  • Represented international labor union in all civil litigation arising from the international's imposition of trusteeship over local unions and other matters arising under federal consent decree.

Office Location

MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar