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Jeffrey Crough
Jeffrey Crough
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey Crough

Jeffrey Crough
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, Texas 75201

Jeffrey Crough

M&A and Corporate Governance Litigation

  • (Del. Ch.) – Defending SPAC directors and sponsor entities against fiduciary duty claims relating to approval of a de-SPAC transaction with hydrogen powered vehicle manufacturer

  • (Del. Ch.) – Defending general partner against derivative claim relating to oversight of pipeline company’s operations

  • (Tex., Dallas Cty) – Defending energy company and its president against claims relating to company’s management brought by joint owner

  • (Del. Ch.) – Obtained post-trial judgment and affirmance by Delaware Supreme Court in favor of defendants in class action lawsuit seeking $1.6 billion in damages and alleging general partner breached its duties by agreeing to merge MLP with an affiliate energy company

  • (Del. Super. Ct.) – Defended beverage company against tortious interference claim relating to an acquisition, which was settled shortly before trial

  • (Del. Ch.) – Successfully opposed stockholder’s application for temporary restraining order that sought to extend aircraft leasing company’s director nomination window

  • (Del. Ch.) – Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of plaintiff minority member of alternative energy LLC for claims against managing member relating to the sale of the LLC

  • (Del. Ch.) –  After narrowing claims through a motion to dismiss, obtained favorable settlement on behalf of private equity company and its director nominees as defendants for claims arising from the merger of two of its portfolio exploration and production companies

  • (5th Cir.) – Obtained affirmance of dismissal of securities fraud claims challenging pipeline company’s disclosures regarding its operations and maintenance efforts

  • (3d Cir.) – Obtained affirmance of dismissal of securities fraud claims challenging death care company’s accounting and revenue recognition disclosures

  • (N.D. Tex.) – While motion to dismiss was pending, obtained favorable settlement on behalf of defendant private equity company for controller liability claims based on business risk and accounting disclosures of its portfolio manufacturing company

  • (E.D. Pa.) – In advance of summary judgment, obtained favorable settlement of securities fraud claims challenging exploration and production company’s disclosures in merger proxy statement

Credentials

• Columbia University, J.D., 2013 (Essays & Reviews Editor, Columbia Law Review; James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
• Indiana University at Indianapolis, B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, 2009

  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014-2015
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Sidney H. Stein, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016-2017

• Texas

• New York