Jeffrey J. Chapman


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  • New York University School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, New York University Law Review, 1998
  • Cornell University, BS, 1995
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Jeffrey’s practice focuses on financial services litigation, including complex commercial and securities litigation, internal investigations and government and regulatory enforcement actions. He has represented a wide range of financial institutions, public companies and individuals in federal and state courts and in front of various government agencies, including the SEC, the Department of Justice and various state law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Following law school, Jeffrey was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles P. Sifton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Representation of a large broker-dealer in multiple state and federal actions brought by alleged purchasers of CDs issued by Stanford International Bank Ltd.

Representation of a financial institution in connection with insurance coverage matters related to substantial employee trading losses.

Representation of a technology company in connection with federal class action concerning a merger and proxy disclosure.

Representation of a global software development company in its defense of private antitrust damages actions around the country brought by both consumers and competitors following the Department of Justice's antitrust case against the global software company. Jeff was a member of the team that achieved a favorable settlement for the software development company following a three-month jury trial in Des Moines, Iowa.

Representation of a large broker-dealer in obtaining the dismissal of multiple securities class actions related to market timing.

Representation of a prominent executive of a medical device manufacturer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York obtaining the dismissal on summary judgment of an action alleging RICO and tort-related claims.

Representation of a large foreign financial institution in an investigation by the SEC and securities regulators in five states concerning, inter alia, sale of unregistered securities and broker-dealer registration matters.

Representation of a large financial institution in connection with SEC investigations concerning the structuring, underwriting and valuation of subprime securities.

Representation of a real estate company in connection with an investigation into valuation of properties and related disclosure issues.

Representation of a broker-dealer in an investigation by FINRA concerning trading in foreign exchange derivatives and fixed income emerging markets securities.

Representation of the CEO of a mutual fund company in connection with an SEC investigation.

Representation of a foreign bank in connection with a review by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) concerning compliance with anti-money laundering laws.

Representation of a foreign financial institution in connection with a long-running commodities fraud investigation by the DOJ, Manhattan DA’s office, the CFTC and other regulatory agencies.

Representation of corporations, financial institutions and audit committees to conduct internal investigations.

Co-author, "The Enforcement Scope of New York’s New Financial Services Department," Insurance Daily, July 11, 2011
Panelist, Delaware Corporate Law Update with Former Chief Justice Myron Steele, McGuireWoods Complimentary Presentation, January 14, 2015
Panelist, Federal Litigation & Securities Regulation After Morrison: Current Developments & Transnational Strategies, April 25, 2011