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 responsive, down-to-earth and trusted advisor. He has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts and before administrative entities, and regularly provides clients with advice on difficult workplace issues and legal compliance questions.
Jeff represents businesses across a range of industries, particularly higher education, manufacturing, transportation 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.
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...