Jeff concentrates his practice on technology, commercial transactions, intellectual property and data privacy. He represents and advises clients regarding IT outsourcing transactions, and is experienced in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts (including ITO, BPO, SaaS, cloud, and other technology agreements). He also helps clients acquire, protect and license intellectual property assets, and he provides counsel on privacy issues, including GDPR-compliance.
Jeff received his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, after which he spent six years at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP where he practiced in the corporate department. While at Gibson Dunn, he specialized in intellectual property, technology transactions, commercial contracts and mergers and acquisitions.
After Gibson Dunn, Jeff worked in-house at Cognizant Technology Solutions, a Fortune 200 company, most recently as lead counsel for Cognizant's Technology Business Unit in North America. In this role he managed all legal matters and worked directly with executives and business teams to achieve business objectives in deal acquisition and ongoing client relationships.
Prior to joining ARCUS, Jeff represented clients on a variety of transactions, including the following representative matters:
Representation of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. in connection with its $2.8 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company
Representation of Bally Technologies, Inc. in its $1.3 billion acquisition of SHFL Entertainment
Representation of sTec, Inc. in its sale to Western Digital Corporation
Representation of ExactTarget, Inc. in its sale to Salesforce.com
Representation of Allergan, Inc. in its $350 million acquisition of SkinMedica, Inc.
Representation of Neff, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Marlin Equity Partners, L.P.
Representation of LA Boxing Franchise Corporation in its sale to private equity investors
During law school, Jeff served as a judicial extern for the Honorable David J. Hittner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Jeff is fluent in Spanish and enjoys hiking, video games, trivia and college football.
UCLA School of Law - 2010 - Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University - 2007 - Bachelor of Science