Jeffrey J. Harradine, Partner
Practice Focus & Experience
Mr. Harradine concentrates his practice on traditional and complex commercial litigation, employment litigation and government and internal investigations. He represents multinational corporations and other business entities, banks, educational institutions and individuals from initial investigations through trials/arbitrations and appeals, as well as in related special proceedings. He has extensive experience managing the discovery process, most especially in matters relating to e-discovery.
Mr. Harradine has successfully represented clients involved in contract/UCC and securities actions, who were accused of business torts (including frauds and breaches of fiduciary duty) or employment discrimination, or who have sought declarations of ownership of intellectual property. Mr. Harradine has counseled clients in matters involving the covenants not to compete, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the False Claims Act. He has also conducted internal investigations in response to state and federal investigations.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Harradine served as law clerk to the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following his service to the Court, Mr. Harradine was a litigation associate at a Magic Circle law firm in New York City, focusing on white collar defense matters and cross-border arbitrations.
Representative matters include:
- As lead counsel, obtained summary judgment in favor of distributor accused of selling biological water recycler that breached express and implied warranties, Simmons et al. v. Washing Equipment Technologies, 78 A.D.3d 1645 (App. Div., 4th Dept. 2010).
- Served as arbitration counsel on behalf of Fortune 500 company regarding industrial power generation turbines and related operations, maintenance and repair services and secured multimillion dollar award and declaratory relief in commercial arbitration, Project Orange Associates, LLC v. General Electric International, Inc., No. 117245/2008 (Supreme Court, New York Cty., 2010).
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of corporation accused of employment discrimination and retaliation, Timothy Deebs & William Drake v. ALSTOM Transportation, Inc. (No. 06-cv-6176L, 550 F.Supp.2d 385, W.D.N.Y., 2008, aff’d 346 Fed. App’x. 654, 2d Cir. 2009).
- Obtained dismissal of action alleging investment fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, Apace Communications, Ltd. v. Jeffrey Burke, et. al. (No. 07-cv-6151L, 522 F.Supp.2d 509, W.D.N.Y., 2007; 2009 WL 1748711, W.D.N.Y. 2009).
- Served as trial counsel and secured defense verdict in lawsuit seeking multimillion dollar damages arising from alleged contractual breach and business torts involving theme park photography concessions, Images Everywhere, et al. v. Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. and Event Imaging Solutions, Sup. Ct, Los Angeles County, No. BC365735 (verdict announced March 28, 2008).
- Cornell Law School, J.D., 2004
- Cornell University, B.A. Government, Science & Technology Studies, 2001
- New York, 2005
- United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- All U.S. District Courts of New York
Professional Activities & Memberships
- New York State Bar Association
- Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
- Monroe County Bar Association
- Diversity Committee
- Judiciary Committee
Selected Presentations and Publications
- Social Media Networking Sites and Employment-Related Issues, presented on March 14, 2012, as part of Labor and Employment Law 2012, Rochester, NY
- Faster, Cheaper, and Smarter Litigation: Recent Developments in E-Discovery in New York State and Federal Courts, presented on January 25, 2012 as part of the 135th Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association, New York, NY
- A Shield & A Sword: Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Through Effective use of Non-Competition Agreements, presented on September 21, 2010 as part of Beyond the Basics in Employment Law, Rochester, NY
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