Jeffrey Erez focuses his practice principally on securities litigation and arbitration matters, as well as business litigation, and class actions. Mr. Erez has handled over 1,000 securities cases in his career. Mr. Erez is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for ethics and legal ability available by this independent ratings organization.
Mr. Erez lectures on the topic of securities litigation and securities fraud. Mr. Erez lectured at PIABA in 2011 in the seminar “What to Do When” and in 2015 for “UBS Bond Funds” at PIABA; and is a lecturer for “the Art of Cross Examination” (PIABA) in 2016. Mr. Erez also has also served as a guest lecturer on securities fraud at the University of Miami Securities Law Clinic.
During his career, Mr. Erez has acted as lead trial counsel to verdict in numerous cases to successful resolution. Mr. Erez won a $4.5 million verdict against Morgan Stanley in 2014; won a $2.5 million verdict against UBS in 2015; won a $1.3 million award against Merrill Lynch in 2012; won a $1.1 million verdict against Morgan Keegan in 2010; won a second $1.1 million verdict in 2010 against Morgan Keegan for decorated war veteran; won a punitive damages verdict against RBC in 2013; won a full compensatory damages, interest and attorneys fees verdict of $285,000 against Morgan Keegan in 2009; won an $850,000 compensatory and punitive damages verdict against Morgan Stanley in 2007; and won a punitive damages award equal to the compensatory award, plus attorneys fees, against Morgan Keegan in 2012.
In the US District Courts, Mr. Erez successfully defended two significant challenges to two arbitration verdicts he had won, Antietam Industries v. Morgan Keegan, and Fornell vs. Morgan Keegan, and significantly, won attorneys fees in the Fornell case under the Hurcules Steele decision, which appellate decision encourages courts to award attorneys fees when the loser of an arbitration takes and appeal with baseless challenges to an arbitration award.
Mr. Erez graduated from Mcgill University in 1994,cum laude, and from the University of Miami Law School in 1997.
Mr. Erez is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.