Jeffrey E. Gross

Jeffrey Gross is a partner in the New York office of Reid Collins & Tsai LLP. Jeff has represented clients in a wide variety of high-stakes, complex commercial litigation through trial. He appears in federal and state courts and arbitrations across the country representing plaintiffs in professional-liability litigation, including legal and audit malpractice, financial-fraud-based litigation, and insolvency-related disputes.

Jeff often represents the victims of financial fraud, including corporations, hedge funds, and private equity funds. Many of Jeff’s clients are in insolvency proceedings, and so his representations include working on behalf of court-appointed trustees and receivers. Jeff is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), as well as the ABA’s Trial Practice Committee.

Jeff received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Arthur Littleton Legal Writing Instructor. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.

Notable Representations:

  • Obtaining $60M jury verdict on behalf of FDIC in a fraud case concerning sub-prime pools of equipment leases
  • Prosecution of $500 million fraud claims on behalf of a European bank against two large U.S. banks relating to a foreign exchange rogue trading scheme
  • Representation of AJW Master Fund and related insolvent funds in claims against former auditor, leading to significant appellate victory and then a confidential settlement
  • Representation of Fletcher Income Leveraged Fund and related insolvent funds in claims against their former auditors and administrator, leading to confidential settlements
  • Ongoing representation of derivative plaintiffs in breach of fiduciary and related claims under Cayman Islands laws against insiders of Renren, a Chinese technology and investment company. Settlement of at least $300 million pending approval.
  • Representing two sureties in $1B claims against JPMorgan Chase arising out of the Enron bankruptcy, leading to settlement after a four-week jury trial

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • States’ New Challenges to Peremptory Challenges, ABA Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee, April 26, 2022 (with Woodworth Winmill)
  • Catching Up with the Catchall Hearsay Exception, ABA Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee, November 1, 2021
  • What COVID-19-Era Litigation May Foretell for Remote Bench Trials, ABA Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee, April 1, 2021.
  • Maximizing the Evidentiary Value of Rule 2004 Examinations, ABI Journal, January 30, 2017.
  • Applying Borrowing Statute Notwithstanding Agreement, New York Law Journal, November 14, 2016.
  • The Champerty Doctrine Under New York Law, The Bankruptcy Strategist, February 2013, Vol. 30, Number 4.
  • Re-Thinking Privilege Logs in the Age of E-Discovery, New York Law Journal, July 11, 2011.

Before joining Reid Collins & Tsai LLP, Jeff was a Partner at Vandenberg & Feliu LLP and Special Counsel to Cooley LLP. He has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell with the highest “AV” rating.