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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, TX 75201

Jeffrey Crough

Jeff is a litigator whose practice focuses on representing companies and their directors and officers in disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and federal securities laws.  He has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels in Delaware and federal courts.  In addition to his litigation practice, Jeff regularly assesses potential litigation for clients planning transactions.  Before joining Vinson & Elkins, Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The following is a list of representative matters on which Jeff has assisted.

M&A and Corporate Governance Litigation

  • (Del. Ch.) – Defending general partner against claims arising from pipeline company’s merger with an affiliate

  • (Del. Super. Ct.) – Defending beverage company against tortious interference claim relating to an acquisition

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

  • (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