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Jeff Cashdan specializes in high-stakes business litigation. Jeff has decades of experience handling complex antitrust matters and purported class actions in a variety of industries. Jeff has been ranked in the top tier of antitrust lawyers in every edition of Chambers USA and is listed byThe Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer for bet- the-company litigation, as well as antitrust and commercial trial matters.

Jeff has extensive experience in antitrust litigation and counseling for clients in various industries, including food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial products, telecommunications, hospitality and healthcare. Jeff has represented firms and individuals in several purported class actions alleging business torts, consumer fraud, RICO violations and other substantive claims. Jeff also represents businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation and appellate matters.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on the law review. Jeff clerked for The Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Jeff earned his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College, and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science prior to attending law school.

Jeff is active in legal pro bono and community activities. Among his civic activities, Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance Theatre and served on the Board of Trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center, participated in Leadership Atlanta (Class of 2008), served on the Board of Directors (Past President) of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, served on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Georgia and served on the Board of Directors for Hosea Feed the Hungry-Homeless.

Jeff has held various positions of law firm leadership, including Practice Group Leader for the Business Litigation Practice Group, Hiring Partner and service on the firm’s Associate Evaluation and Pro Bono Committees.

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Credentials

B.A., Claremont McKenna College, cum laude

J.D., University of Chicago

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia

Illinois

Law Clerk, Hon. Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association

Illinois State Bar

Chair of Board of Directors, State Bar of Georgia, Antitrust Section, 2002-2003

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of American (an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society)

American Bar Association, Antitrust and Litigation Sections (Vice-Chair of Sherman Act Section 2 (Monopolization) Committee; Member, task force on international cartel enforcement issues; Editor, Antitrust Law Journal)

Band 1 Antitrust


Chambers USA

"Bet the company” litigation, antitrust law, antitrust litigation, commercial litigation, & securities litigation


The Best Lawyers in America

Atlanta Antitrust Lawyer of the Year


The Best Lawyers in America, 2011, 2012, 2013

Named among the world's leading antitrust and competition lawyers


Global Competition Review: Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists

Matters

Representative - Antitrust Matters
Lead Counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group in consolidated MDL proceeding alleging federal and state antitrust violations relating to online booking of hotel rooms (In re: On Line Travel Company (OTC)/Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation). Prevailed on motion to dismiss, and recognized by Global Competition Review as co-litigator of the week.  http://globalcompetitionreview.com/article/1058981/litigators-of-the-week-jeffrey-cashdan-and-thomas-barnett

Co-Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in an action filed in New York by its chief rival PepsiCo, Inc., alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization of the purported market for fountain syrup distributed by certain independent food service distributors.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

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Representative - Antitrust Matters
Lead Counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group in consolidated MDL proceeding alleging federal and state antitrust violations relating to online booking of hotel rooms (In re: On Line Travel Company (OTC)/Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation). Prevailed on motion to dismiss, and recognized by Global Competition Review as co-litigator of the week.  http://globalcompetitionreview.com/article/1058981/litigators-of-the-week-jeffrey-cashdan-and-thomas-barnett

Co-Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in an action filed in New York by its chief rival PepsiCo, Inc., alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization of the purported market for fountain syrup distributed by certain independent food service distributors.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

Lead Counsel for Kemira Chemicals Inc. in MDL proceeding in Newark, New Jersey, alleging conspiracy to fix prices in sale of liquid aluminum sulfate.

Co-Lead Counsel for UCB S.A. and UCB, Inc. in federal and state actions, both class and non-class, filed throughout the country alleging a global cartel in the sale of vitamins.

Lead Counsel for Kemira Oyj, Kemira Chemicals Inc., and Kemira Chemicals Canada, Inc. in federal and state actions alleging a cartel in the sale of hydrogen peroxide.

Lead Counsel for Sonangol, E.P. in a federal antitrust action alleging an international conspiracy to fix oil production levels and international sales of oil for the purpose of fixing and stabilizing the price of oil and refined oil products.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in an antitrust and RICO action alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to denial of no-fault insurance claims in New York.

Lead Counsel for corporate plaintiffs in price-fixing and market allocation conspiracy actions involving polyester staple fiber.

Lead Counsel for Michelin North America in an action alleging Sherman Act and Robinson-Patman Act violations in the sale of tires.

Lead Counsel for Sprint Corporation and its subsidiaries in antitrust actions alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization of the markets for high-speed Internet access services.

Co-Lead Counsel for International Speedway Corporation in antitrust class action alleging price- fixing of souvenirs sold at NASCAR races.

Counsel for the General Electric Company in antitrust class action alleging conspiracy to restrain trade in purported markets for parts and service for certain medical equipment.

Counsel for Texaco, Inc. in antitrust class actions alleging industry-wide conspiracy to fix prices for crude oil royalties.

Lead Counsel for corporations and individuals in non-public investigations by the Antitrust Division and FTC.

Representative Business Litigation Matters
Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in purported class action filed in Miami federal court alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices, misrepresentations, and product liability related to Progressive’s “Snapshot” device for usage-based insurance; court denied plaintiff’s motion for class certification.

Lead Counsel for Clearwater Paper Corporation in defeating, after trial on the merits, an attempt by a competitor to impede an approximately $300 million project by enjoining delivery of key machinery based on restrictive covenant.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance affiliate in purported consumer class action concerning valuation methodology for total losses to automobiles.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in Delaware action concerning breach of license agreement.

Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in defeating a claim for over $100 million worth of company stock based on tender of antiquated stock certificate.

Co-Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in consolidated class actions alleging federal securities fraud.

Counsel for Gary D. Forsee in actions brought by BellSouth Corp. and Cingular Wireless to try to prevent Mr. Forsee from becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Corporation.

Counsel for Medaphis Corporation in consolidated class actions alleging federal securities fraud and other federal securities violations, as well as in derivative action and individual actions alleging federal securities fraud and state securities and common-law violations.

Matters

Representative - Antitrust Matters
Lead Counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group in consolidated MDL proceeding alleging federal and state antitrust violations relating to online booking of hotel rooms (In re: On Line Travel Company (OTC)/Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation). Prevailed on motion to dismiss, and recognized by Global Competition Review as co-litigator of the week.  http://globalcompetitionreview.com/article/1058981/litigators-of-the-week-jeffrey-cashdan-and-thomas-barnett

Co-Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in an action filed in New York by its chief rival PepsiCo, Inc., alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization of the purported market for fountain syrup distributed by certain independent food service distributors.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Representative - Antitrust Matters
Lead Counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group in consolidated MDL proceeding alleging federal and state antitrust violations relating to online booking of hotel rooms (In re: On Line Travel Company (OTC)/Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation). Prevailed on motion to dismiss, and recognized by Global Competition Review as co-litigator of the week.  http://globalcompetitionreview.com/article/1058981/litigators-of-the-week-jeffrey-cashdan-and-thomas-barnett

Co-Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in an action filed in New York by its chief rival PepsiCo, Inc., alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization of the purported market for fountain syrup distributed by certain independent food service distributors.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in dozens of antitrust actions and a RICO class action consolidated in an MDL proceeding in Orlando alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to labor rates for automobile repairs.

Lead Counsel for Kemira Chemicals Inc. in MDL proceeding in Newark, New Jersey, alleging conspiracy to fix prices in sale of liquid aluminum sulfate.

Co-Lead Counsel for UCB S.A. and UCB, Inc. in federal and state actions, both class and non-class, filed throughout the country alleging a global cartel in the sale of vitamins.

Lead Counsel for Kemira Oyj, Kemira Chemicals Inc., and Kemira Chemicals Canada, Inc. in federal and state actions alleging a cartel in the sale of hydrogen peroxide.

Lead Counsel for Sonangol, E.P. in a federal antitrust action alleging an international conspiracy to fix oil production levels and international sales of oil for the purpose of fixing and stabilizing the price of oil and refined oil products.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Corp. (and related affiliates) in an antitrust and RICO action alleging a conspiracy among insurance companies related to denial of no-fault insurance claims in New York.

Lead Counsel for corporate plaintiffs in price-fixing and market allocation conspiracy actions involving polyester staple fiber.

Lead Counsel for Michelin North America in an action alleging Sherman Act and Robinson-Patman Act violations in the sale of tires.

Lead Counsel for Sprint Corporation and its subsidiaries in antitrust actions alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization of the markets for high-speed Internet access services.

Co-Lead Counsel for International Speedway Corporation in antitrust class action alleging price- fixing of souvenirs sold at NASCAR races.

Counsel for the General Electric Company in antitrust class action alleging conspiracy to restrain trade in purported markets for parts and service for certain medical equipment.

Counsel for Texaco, Inc. in antitrust class actions alleging industry-wide conspiracy to fix prices for crude oil royalties.

Lead Counsel for corporations and individuals in non-public investigations by the Antitrust Division and FTC.

Representative Business Litigation Matters
Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in purported class action filed in Miami federal court alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices, misrepresentations, and product liability related to Progressive’s “Snapshot” device for usage-based insurance; court denied plaintiff’s motion for class certification.

Lead Counsel for Clearwater Paper Corporation in defeating, after trial on the merits, an attempt by a competitor to impede an approximately $300 million project by enjoining delivery of key machinery based on restrictive covenant.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance affiliate in purported consumer class action concerning valuation methodology for total losses to automobiles.

Lead Counsel for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in Delaware action concerning breach of license agreement.

Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in defeating a claim for over $100 million worth of company stock based on tender of antiquated stock certificate.

Co-Lead Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in consolidated class actions alleging federal securities fraud.

Counsel for Gary D. Forsee in actions brought by BellSouth Corp. and Cingular Wireless to try to prevent Mr. Forsee from becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Corporation.

Counsel for Medaphis Corporation in consolidated class actions alleging federal securities fraud and other federal securities violations, as well as in derivative action and individual actions alleging federal securities fraud and state securities and common-law violations.

Credentials

B.A., Claremont McKenna College, cum laude

J.D., University of Chicago

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia

Illinois

Law Clerk, Hon. Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association

Illinois State Bar

Chair of Board of Directors, State Bar of Georgia, Antitrust Section, 2002-2003

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of American (an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society)

American Bar Association, Antitrust and Litigation Sections (Vice-Chair of Sherman Act Section 2 (Monopolization) Committee; Member, task force on international cartel enforcement issues; Editor, Antitrust Law Journal)

Band 1 Antitrust


Chambers USA

"Bet the company” litigation, antitrust law, antitrust litigation, commercial litigation, & securities litigation


The Best Lawyers in America

Atlanta Antitrust Lawyer of the Year


The Best Lawyers in America, 2011, 2012, 2013

Named among the world's leading antitrust and competition lawyers


Global Competition Review: Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists