Jeffrey "Jeff" Mueller represents clients in complex business disputes. He has substantial experience handling trials and appeals of matters involving claims of breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, negligence, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, securities violations, successor liability and corporate veil piercing. He regularly serves as local counsel for cases pending in federal and state courts in Connecticut. He also has experience representing clients in international arbitrations, including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff served as a law clerk for The Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. While attending Yale Law School, he worked as an intern at the United States Attorney's Office in New Haven.
Served on trial team that obtained a jury verdict holding shareholder personally liable for a judgment against corporation exceeding $30 million and awarding punitive damages after a seven-week trial. The judgment was upheld by the Second Circuit and the defendant's petition for certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court
Represented plaintiff in a bench trial that resulted in a ruling that the defendant corporation was liable under the continuity of enterprise theory of successor liability. The judgment was affirmed by the Second Circuit
Represented a manufacturing company that obtained a judgment on all claims following a bench trial in a case involving the sale of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); court also awarded attorney's fees to the company under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) and as a sanction for discovery violations by the adversary. The judgment was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit
Served as lead counsel for Fortune 50 aerospace company in high-stakes international arbitration under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce
Served as lead counsel in obtaining the dismissal of breach of contract, unfair trade practices and defamation claims by former sales representative seeking more than $45 million in damages from aircraft manufacturer
Served on team that obtained dismissal of two putative class actions, two wrongful death actions, and two other multi-plaintiff actions filed by former professional wrestlers claiming that they suffered from traumatic brain injuries, obtained multiple sanctions orders against counsel for plaintiffs
Served on team that obtained dismissal of putative securities class action filed by investors alleging that sports entertainment company had made false and misleading misrepresentations concerning television deals
Served on a team that obtained the voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought by former professional wrestlers seeking royalties in connection with video streaming service
Served as lead counsel in the successful defense of health care consulting company against tortious interference and unfair trade practices claims brought by a competitor seeking over $2 million in damages
Served on team that obtained a $34 million settlement for developer of mixed-use project in vexatious litigation, abuse of process and unfair trade practices action against shopping center owner
Selected as an Empire State Counsel Honoree for Pro Bono Service by the New York State Bar, 2013
Selected as a "New Leaders in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2014
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2014-2017
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