Jeffrey J. Chapman Partner

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Jeffrey is the managing partner of the McGuireWoods New York office. Jeffrey’s practice focuses on financial services litigation, arbitrations, class actions focused on securities laws and corporate governance, and general commercial litigation. He has represented a wide range of financial institutions, public companies and individuals in federal and state courts and in front of various arbitration groups including FINRA, AAA and ICC.

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.


Financial Services Litigation

  • Representation of a large broker-dealer and a commercial bank in multiple state and federal actions brought by purchases of CDs issued by a Caribbean bank.
  • Representation of a U.S. correspondent bank in litigation regarding data security and unauthorized use of the SWIFT network.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with a multi-state and federal regulatory investigation and insurance coverage matters related to substantial employee trading losses.
  • Represent a commercial bank in connection with financing dispute and related consumer litigation.

Class Actions and Corporate Governance Litigation

  • Represent an energy lender in securities fraud and proxy litigation in the Southern District of New York based on asset impairment.
  • Represent the CEO of a medical device company in stock-drop litigation in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Represent a telecom company in securities fraud litigation in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represent manufacturing company in securities claims to accounting disclosures arbitrations in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Representation of a technology company in connection with federal class action in the Southern District of New York concerning a merger and proxy disclosures.
  • Arbitrations
  • Representation of broker-dealers in more than 75 FINRA arbitrations, including many taken through to final hearing and award phases, focusing on liability under federal law, state law and SRO rules.
  • Litigation in state and federal court to compel arbitration, enjoin arbitration by non-signatories, and post-award confirmation or vacatur petitions.
  • Representation of companies involved in AAA, ICC, and post-closing arbitrations in a variety of venues.

Commercial Litigation

  • Representation of an owner of a portfolio of aircraft in connection with a valuation dispute with a former business partner.
  • Representation of an electrical supply company in a post-closing valuation dispute.
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in a product development and manufacturing dispute with the seller.
  • Represent an electronic data storage company in connection with a lawsuit with a healthcare data provider.
  • Represent M&A financial advisors in connection with engagement letter disputes and secondary liability claims.