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.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Represented bank trustee in obtaining a jury verdict holding shareholder personally liable for a judgment against corporation exceeding $30 million and awarding punitive damages after a seven-week trial. Judgment was upheld by the Second Circuit and the defendant's petition for certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court
Represented telecommunications company in a trial that resulted in a ruling that the defendant corporation was liable under the continuity of enterprise theory of successor liability. Judgment was affirmed by the Second Circuit
Represented a manufacturing company that obtained a judgment on all claims following a 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. Judgment was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit
Represented aerospace company in international arbitration involving over $100 million in delay damages under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce
Represented aircraft manufacturer 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
Represented sports entertainment company in obtaining 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. Judgment was upheld by the Second Circuit and the plaintiffs’ petition for certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court
Represented sports entertainment company in obtaining dismissal of putative securities class action filed by investors alleging that the company had made false and misleading misrepresentations concerning television deals
Represented sports entertainment company in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought by former professional wrestlers seeking royalties in connection with video streaming service
Represented sports entertainment company in securing multimillion dollar international arbitration award against a foreign licensee and its parent company for breach of contract
Represented health care consulting company in successful defense of tortious interference and unfair trade practices claims brought by a competitor seeking over $2 million in damages
Represented developer of mixed-use project that obtained a $34 million settlement in vexatious litigation, abuse of process and unfair trade practices action against shopping center owner
Represented university in obtaining dismissal of negligence and defamation claims by another university seeking more than $50 million in damages
Represented national bank in successful defense of a lawsuit brought on behalf of a putative class of Connecticut law firms that maintained trust accounts at the bank
Represented telecommunications company in obtaining the reversal of a trial court judgment in breach of contract action before the Connecticut Supreme Court
Represented insurance company in securing judgment in its favor in challenge to denial of accidental death benefits following policyholder's death
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, 2014-2018
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