Jeffrey E. Stone concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and counseling to boards of directors and senior business executives. He represents corporations, boards of directors, senior executives and other individuals in a variety of complex civil litigation and criminal prosecutions involving a broad range of industries, including health care, manufacturing and financial services.
During his 25 year tenure at McDermott, Jeffrey has served as co-chairman of the Firm, chairman of the Firm’s Management Committee, global head of McDermott’s Trial Department and head of the White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group.
A nationally recognized trial lawyer and fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Jeffrey has tried more than 40 cases to verdict before juries in federal and state court. He has been ranked for many years in Best Lawyers in America for complex litigation, and is consistently named as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Chicago. He has taught trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, and at the US Attorney General's Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC. He lectures frequently before bar organizations around the United States.
Prior to joining McDermott, Jeffrey served in the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago for five years as an Assistant US Attorney, concluding his tenure as deputy chief of the Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division. As an Assistant US Attorney, he tried numerous federal jury trials in the area of white-collar crime, focusing on complex financial crime, fraud, public corruption and tax prosecutions. He also argued and supervised numerous cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. From 1983 to 1984, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham of the US District Court in San Francisco.