Jeffrey E. McFadden is a veteran trial, appellate and enforcement lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts and administrative forums across the country. He represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation, administrative enforcement matters and arbitrations.
Jeff has extensive experience in private securities litigation in areas such as securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative suits and transaction injunction suits. He has represented corporate and individual clients in SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations and actions involving insider trading, sales practices, accounting fraud, disclosure of related-party transactions, touting, scalping and other securities-related investigations. In the corporate governance space, Jeff has substantial litigation experience in officer and director liability and advancement and indemnification rights under state corporate law. He also has significant experience defending clients in federal False Claims Act cases, particularly in cases alleging health care fraud and mortgage fraud.
Jeff has a wealth of white collar criminal defense and corporate internal investigation experience, including service to the Special Investigative Committee of the Board of Directors of Enron Corp. He represented a former senior government official before the Iran-Contra prosecutor, represented a former foreign government official in a criminal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation, and served as counsel to the Honor Review Committee of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors, drafting the final report submitted to the Secretary of the Navy.
Jeff secured a significant number of trial-level and appellate victories in state courts around the country while acting as senior supervisory partner for a major client’s national coordinating counsel defending large-scale asbestos, welding fume and silica litigation, heading that team’s motions practice and personally arguing dozens of summary judgment motions and appeals.
Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Jeff was the chair of the securities litigation & enforcement group at another prominent Washington, D.C., law firm. Before entering private practice, he served as a lecturer in English at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter for the Secretary of the Navy; as a systems engineer at General Electric Co.; and as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy.