Jeffrey Blackwood has practiced in the Jackson office for over 23 years and has handled a variety of complex commercial litigation and securities matters. He has litigated cases on behalf of clients in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, West Virginia, Florida, Delaware, and New York.
His recent work includes representation of a private equity firm in a complex breach of contract and fraud matter. He actively represents broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and other financial institutions, including cryptocurrency companies in FINRA arbitrations and investigations before the Mississippi Securities Division. Jeffrey has successfully tried a case in Delaware Chancery Court representing a trust in litigation involving investment LLCs, where the client prevailed and was awarded attorneys’ fees. He recently obtained dismissal of a putative class action in federal court in Mississippi representing a healthcare client.
In addition, Jeffrey has significant experience in representing life insurance companies and brokers in a variety of matters, including sales practice litigation, regulatory actions and professional negligence actions.
Jeffrey routinely speaks and writes on topics related to securities regulatory and enforcement matters, and authored two chapters in the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law. He has been actively involved in pro bono matters while serving on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, and regularly volunteers with the Legal Clinic of Stewpot Community Services.