Jeff focuses his practice on product liability and toxic torts, complex litigation, class action defense, and internal investigations. He has represented a diverse group of clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, technology, and health care. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, as well as before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
National counsel to a major building products company in asbestos personal injury lawsuits in state and federal courts around the country.
Representation of products manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos and silica personal injury lawsuits in state courts around the country.
Internal investigation on behalf of a medical device manufacturer in response to an FDA warning letter following an allegation that the manufacturer's product caused the death of a patient.
Counseling an international medical device manufacturer about products liability risks involved with contemplated implantable devices to be introduced to the U.S. market.
Representation of a nationwide debt collector in class actions alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., and various state statutes regulating debt collection calls.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jeffrey Skinner
Several attorneys from Schiff Hardin’s Products Liability and Mass Torts Practice Group are National Law Review Go-To Thought Leaders for their analysis of the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) and how the recent election and other political factors may impact CPSC leadership and enforcement priorities. Schiff also examined COVID-19's impact on the CPSC and topics including statutory protections for manufacturers, steps companies can take to reduce regulatory actions, and different approaches to keeping customers and employees safe when reopening after pandemic related closures. Frequent NLR contributing authors include Mike Gentine, Jonathan Judge and Jeffery Skinner.