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Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler


Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler has a broad range of experience litigating complex commercial cases in federal and state courts, including substantial experience coordinating cross-border litigation and other litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Jeff has particular experience representing non-US clients with respect to contentious matters in the US, including securities class actions, financial product litigation, M&A litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation

  • Representing Airbus Americas Inc. in a post-M&A indemnification action in Fairfax County, Virginia. After a three-week bench trial involving complex accounting issues, Airbus was awarded indemnification and legal fees totaling US$13.2 million
  • Representing Summit Health Inc. in a breach of contract action in the Southern District of New York. Won partial summary judgment and, after a one-week jury trial on remaining issues, a jury awarded $1.5 million to Summit
  • Representing a Chinese telecommunications company in a breach of contract action in the Southern District of New York
  • Representing several European banks in litigation relating to the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities
  • Representing a global financial institution in litigation against a former private wealth client

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Career and qualifications

  • Williams College (BA, Philosophy) 1991
  • University of Michigan Law School (JD, Law Review) 1996
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 1997
  • Law Clerk to Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2004
  • Partner since 2007