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Jeffrey T. Cook
Jeffrey T. Cook
Partner 
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.982.5675
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Jeffrey Cook focuses his practice in federal securities and complex commercial litigation. He has published numerous articles in these areas, including a full-length law review article in the American University Law Review entitled "Recrafting the Jurisdictional Framework for Private Rights of Action under the Federal Securities Laws." Jeffrey previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. His experience encompasses litigation at the trial and appellate levels, arbitration proceedings, and internal investigations into suspected criminal activity and securities fraud violations.
 
Representative Experience
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Representing foreign investment vehicles in multi-million dollar clawback Ponzi scheme actions brought by SEC receivers.
 
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Representing issuers and executives in federal securities class actions.
 
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Conducting internal investigation into potential securities fraud violations on behalf of audit committee of board of directors.
 
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Defending securities underwriters in actions alleging fraudulent research reports in final arbitration hearings.
 
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Representing acquirors of public companies in class actions challenging fairness of transactions and related proxy disclosures.
 
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Representing issuers in opposition to class certification challenging proposed shareholder classes.
 
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Representing financial institutions in mass actions, including matters of first impression in removal proceedings under Class Action Fairness Act.
 
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Representing Florida closely-held corporations in judicial dissolution proceedings.
 
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Providing local counsel representation to leading companies in proceedings before the Southern District of Florida.
 
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Representing Florida limited liability companies and members in dissolution and related breach of fiduciary duty actions.
 
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Representing employers in preliminary injunction proceedings to enforce patent ownership rights.
 
Notable Client Work
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Stock Fraud Prevention, Inc v. Stock News Info, LLC, 2012 WL 664381 (S.D. Fla. 2012)
 
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Sunbeam Television Corp. v. Nielsen Media Research Inc., 763 F.Supp.2d 1341 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
 
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DermWorx, Inc. v. Cooper, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129080 (S.D. Fla. 2009)
 
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Goldberg v. Chong, 2007 WL 2028792 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Law360, Author, "Inside The 9th Circ. Stance On Ice Re Century Aluminum," January 17, 2013
 
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Akerman Practice Update, Author, "Eleventh Circuit Enters Split - and Silent - Decision on Applicability of Antitrust Laws to Debt Market Transactions," November 1, 2012
 
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Akerman Practice Update, Author, "Eleventh Circuit Entertains Additional Form of Loss Causation for Private Securities Fraud," August 1, 2012
 
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Huffington Post Blog, Co-Author, "Employee Benefits: An Incomplete 'Gross-Up' of Government Discrimination," May 31, 2012
 
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Akerman Securities Regulation and Litigation Report, Author, "Fifth Circuit Weighs in
on Preclusion of Securities Fraud Class Actions," and "Eleventh Circuit to Rehear Case on Applicability of Antitrust Laws to Debt Market Transactions," May 11, 2012
 
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American University Law Review, Vol. 55, Issue 3, Author, "Recrafting the Jurisdictional Framework for Private Rights of Action Under the Federal Securities Laws," 2006
 
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Georgetown State & Local Tax Lawyer, Vol. 7, Co-Author, "The Supreme Court 2000-2001: The Court Revisits Its Long-Standing Rules," 2002
 
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Georgetown State & Local Tax Lawyer, Vol. 6, Co-Author, "The Supreme Court 1999-2000: The Court Lets Sleeping Dogs Lie," 2001
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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The New York Bar Association, Member
 
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City Theatre, Board Member
 
Related Professional Experience
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Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck, United States District Judge, Miami, FL
 
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Merrill Lynch & Co., New York, NY, Financial Analyst
 
Other Languages
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Spanish
 

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Jeffrey T. Cook

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998; cum laude, Ames First-Year Moot Court Competition, Winner
A.B., Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs), 1994; cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
Florida
New York
 
 
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