As to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), GS provides comprehensive EHS legal and consulting services. GS’s lawyers and professionals possess EHS engineering / technical degrees, significant EHS experience, and are trained and/or certified in EHS management systems. This provides a significant advantage for any client - or any law firm - requiring EHS regulatory audits, compliance or technical due diligence / merger and acquisition support, or other EHS consulting services.
GS’s EHS team represents well-recognized large and small multinational corporations providing audits, compliance support and due diligence advice throughout the U.S. and internationally. GS offers experienced EHS attorneys, professionals, and technicians who are well-known for their superior legal and technical EHS auditor skills and comprehensive compliance counseling abilities and creative solutions. They develop, implement, and oversee EHS management systems, participate in environmentally sensitive transactions and due diligence activities, defend administrative enforcement actions, support permitting and licensing activities, draft high-quality EHS compliance plans, train plant and management personnel in compliance and auditing skills, and represent clients - and support other law firms - with Superfund, toxic tort, and remediation projects.
GS’s technical regulatory representation and audit practice has taken the Firm into nearly every U.S. State and approximately 55 countries many times over. As a result, GS has developed a network of approximately 100 international technical EHS support personnel who work with GS to provide quality EHS audit and compliance consulting services. Together, they have performed over 1,000 EHS audits and due diligence site visits.Show more +
Jeff’s practice includes class action and complex civil litigation with an emphasis on consumer protection. His practice areas include consumer fraud and defective products, insurance coverage, wage and hour, employee benefits, personal privacy and data breach, antitrust, personal injury, toxic torts, and commercial disputes.
Jeff served as lead and/or co-counsel in numerous successful multi-million dollar complex civil cases throughout the United States, including F-150 Spark Plug and 5.4 Liter Engine Defect Litigation, Enzyte Consumer Fraud Litigation, GEAE Wage and Hour Litigation, Continental Casualty Long Term Care Insurance Litigation, VA Data Theft Litigation, City of Cincinnati Pension Litigation, Ford and Nissan Throttle Body Defect Litigation, Navy Federal Credit Union TCPA Litigation, Vitamix Blender Litigation, U.S. Bank Mortgage Satisfaction Litigation, Oriented Strand Board Antitrust Litigation, and Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation. Jeff presently serves as lead or co-counsel on Honda Odyssey Infotainment Litigation, Acura RDX Infotainment Litigation, Deloitte Data Breach Litigation, Plantronics Headphones Litigation, Bank of America Escrow Interest Litigation, Mercedes Diesel Emission Fraud Litigation, Bosley Data Breach Litigation, Hill’s Dog Food Litigation, and the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System COLA Litigation. Jeff also served as Special Counsel representing the State of Ohio against the Tobacco industry and was part of the litigation team that achieved an unprecedented $9.86 billion settlement for Ohio taxpayers. He also served as lead counsel on the In re Consolidated Mortgage Satisfaction Cases involving twenty separate class actions that resulted in a significant Ohio Supreme Court decision defining key aspects of Ohio class action law and affirming the trial court's class certification.
Jeff earned three degrees from Indiana University: a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1988 (Phi Beta Kappa); a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science in 1994; and his Juris Doctor in 1994. Jeff has practiced in all levels of Ohio trial and appellate courts as well as other courts across the nation, and is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits. Jeff is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cincinnati Bar Association.Show more +
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