Jeff is the practice leader for Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits group and serves as Chair of the Firm’s Personnel Committee. Jeff is relied upon by clients as a trusted, responsive, and down-to-earth advisor. He has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, and regularly provides clients with advice on difficult workplace issues and legal compliance matters. Jeff also works closely with educational institutions, and has been certified as a Title IX Coordinator by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA).
Jeff represents employers across a range of industries, particularly manufacturing, transportation, education and finance. His clients include employers of all types, from private business to government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Jeff regularly counsels employers on difficult workplace issues and is a sought-after speaker on employment law. While the services he provides cover a full range of employment areas, he has particular expertise with claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, FMLA/ADA leave and reasonable accommodation issues, and non-compete agreements.
Education: Jeff has many years of experience advising public and private universities with respect to Title IX compliance, employment law, and other matters unique to faculty, students, and administrators of higher educational institutions.
Sports Law: Jeff applies his labor and employment experience to counsel one of the nation’s most successful collegiate athletics programs. He works with athletic directors, coaches and other staff, in offices and in courtrooms, helping them maintain their focus on the fields of competition.
SKO represented an insurance company that was being sued in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by a paper products manufacturer for breach of an insurance contract. The manufacturer alleged that it had proven a covered loss under an employee theft policy and the insurer...
SKO represented a university that terminated one of its police officers after two episodes of misconduct that were detected through intradepartmental procedures. The employee appealed the termination through an internal appeal process, which concluded in a four-day de novo hearing before a...