JEFFREY T. GREEN is a partner in Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses on criminal defense and contested litigation matters, primarily in the fields of financial fraud and corruption, antitrust law and intellectual property issues.
Jeffrey’s practice emphasizes counseling and zealous representation of clients in difficult situations. He has dedicated his career to achieving success for private clients. He has extensive trial work experience, including first-chair criminal trial practice. He has supervised and led numerous grand jury and internal investigations, successfully challenged a wide variety of agency actions, including suspension and debarment decisions, and defended his clients in arbitration proceedings and adversary proceedings. Jeffrey also represents clients in appellate matters. He has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Nguyen, et al. v. United States in 2003 and Gall v. United States in 2007; his clients prevailed in both cases. Jeffrey also successfully argued a case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc, Cardy/Zavala v. United States, in 2006. As a founder of Sidley’s Supreme Court Pro Bono Program, now ongoing nearly 20 years, Jeffrey has participated in many other cases before the Court, including victories in Dickerson v. United States, Apprendi v. New Jersey, United States v. Booker and more recent victories in Southern Union Co. v. United States and Lafler v. Cooper. Additionally, he has been involved with the pro bono representation of non-profit organizations and court-appointed criminal defendants, and currently co-chairs the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Amicus Committee.
Jeffrey’s white collar practice focuses on fraud, corruption and regulatory matters for domestic companies, individuals and international organizations, including the World Bank Group. He has long served Sidley’s Antitrust and Environmental Groups as an adjutant litigator with a focus on criminal litigation. He has conducted regulatory and internal investigations for clients resident in countries such as Germany, Vietnam, China and Argentina. Recently, Jeffrey has done extensive work for several clients in contractor fraud and debarment matters. He also represents clients, both companies and individuals, in international antitrust cartel investigations, and various firm clients in grand jury and administrative agency investigations into alleged criminal violations of regulatory provisions. Recently, he received recognition from Legal 500 USA as a recommended lawyer in the area of antitrust law. In the intellectual property area, Jeffrey has recently represented and advised a major electronic manufacturer in a patent matter before the U.S. Supreme Court, Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., and in related litigation as well as a software manufacturer in economic espionage matters.
Jeffrey co-instructs Sidley’s Supreme Court Practicum at the Northwestern University School of Law, now in its eleventh year. The Practicum offers students the chance to draft petitions to the Court seeking review, research and draft merits briefs in cases before the Court, participate in moot courts for pending cases on the merits, and attend guest lectures by distinguished outside speakers. Past guest speakers have included Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Kennedy and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Solicitor General Paul Clement, Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben and the Clerk of the Supreme Court, William Suter.
Admissions & Certifications
- District of Columbia
- University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), J.D., 1988 (Executive Editor, Law Review)
- University of Texas at Austin, M.A., 1985 (with honors)
- Cornell University, A.B., 1982 (with distinction)
- Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (1988 - 1989)