Jeffrey Lederman Joins Joseph & Cohen Bolstering Firm’s Litigation Strength

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 3, 2014.  Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, a leading financial services and litigation boutique, announced today that highly-respected commercial litigator Jeffrey J. Lederman has joined the firm as a partner.

With 32 years of experience practicing law, Mr. Lederman concentrates primarily on resolving complex commercial disputes in the areas of technology, banking, real estate and insurance. Mr. Lederman’s arrival at Joseph & Cohen continues to bolster the firm’s core banking, commercial and real estate litigation, financial services, and regulatory expertise.

Jeffrey Lederman has a long track record of achieving outstanding results on behalf of clients, Mr. Lederman was the exclusive California recipient for litigation in the 2013 edition of Client Choice Guide – USA & Canada and was one of 318 lawyers nationwide named a 2011 BTI Client Service All-Star in an annual report published by the BTI Consulting Group, recognizing attorneys for exceptional client service.

Mr. Lederman joins Joseph & Cohen after a longstanding tenure as a partner and head of the San Francisco Litigation Practice Group at Winston & Strawn LLP, a prestigious international law firm.  Prior to that, he was head of the Real Estate Practice Group at Palo Alto-based Gray Cary Ware and Freidenrich LLP (now part of internationally renowned DLA Piper), which he joined in 1982.

Mr. Lederman’s experience includes consumer and commercial class actions, contract and warranty claims, business torts, real estate disputes, insurance disputes, the Uniform Commercial Code, and consumer protection statutes.  He is particularly known for his expertise in technology matters, including the sale and lease of technology products, counseling, and defective commercial product claims up and down the distribution chain.

“Jeff Lederman is one of the most effective and tactically brilliant litigators that I know and incredibly well respected by his clients and colleagues,” said Jonathan Cohen, Head of Litigation at Joseph & Cohen. “We are extremely pleased to offer his extensive litigation expertise to our clients.”

Of his new position, Mr. Lederman stated, “Joseph & Cohen is the next platform for my legal career because of its established reputation for providing world-class service   combined with collegiality and a value proposition for clients which the largest law firms can no longer provide.  I look forward to joining their team of highly-committed, experienced attorneys, several of whom I’ve practiced with in the past. Together, we’ll offer an impressive array of expertise, service, and value to our clients throughout California and the United States.”

Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, is a Financial Services and Litigation Boutique headquartered in San Francisco that emphasizes complex banking, corporate and transactional matters, regulatory and bank enforcement defense, securities, M & A, bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and commercial and executive employment litigation services.  Joseph & Cohen is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized skills typically found only in the largest American law firms.

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Press Contact:  Jonathan Joseph at Joseph & Cohen, 415-817-9200, ext. 9 or [email protected].