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Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense
Jeffrey Liotta is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and serves as one of the firm's Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Team Leaders. Mr. Liotta provides counsel to business and individuals in fields such as manufacturing, distribution, transportation, hospitality, insurance, securities, banking, real estate, construction, professional service corporations and non-profit entities. He has served as lead counsel in some of the largest aggravated civil fraud and business tort cases filed in federal or state court in Wisconsin, a number of which had parallel criminal or regulatory proceedings.

Education

  • Marquette University, J.D., 1987
  • Carroll College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Awards & Distinctions

  • Named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list (2006-2013)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America┬« in Litigation - Real Estate (2012-2014) and Commercial Litigation (2013-2014)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society (inducted 2007)

Representative Work

  • Acted as lead civil counsel on business cases involving substantial exposures alleging breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, false advertising, breach of fiduciary duty, conflicts of interest, conspiracy, commercial bribery, theft, embezzlement, check kiting, check lapping, kickbacks, falsified invoicing schemes, fraudulent transfers, unlawful use of documents of title and other intentional business torts or claims.
  • Acted as lead civil counsel involving fidelity bond claims.
  • Acted as lead civil counsel in regulatory investigations or proceedings commenced by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Wisconsin Division of Securities; Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner; Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection and other federal and state agencies.
  • Prepared information and gathered documents that were informally requested or subpoenaed by law enforcement or regulatory authorities.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association

Articles and Presentations

  • Federal Receiverships as an Alternative to Chapter 11: A New Look at Fed. R. Civ. P. 66 in the Wake of Madoff, Stanford and Wealth Management, presenter, Tenth Annual Meeting and Presentation of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (April 26, 2012)
  • Arbitration: Rose Garden or Minefield, State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Counsel Institute - Crisis Management (November 30, 2011)