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Jeffrey L. Kessler

Jeffrey L. Kessler, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1978, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1978, United States Court Appeals (1st, 2d, 3d, 8th, 11th & Federal circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985. Named one of 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business, Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, 2008; Kent scholar, 1975-1976, Stone scholar, 1976-1977.

Background

  • Kessler, Jeffrey L. was born on February 19, 1954 in New York City. Son of Milton M. and Edith H. Kessler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Juris Doctor summa cum laude, Columbia University, 1977.

    Career

    • Associate Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York City, 1977-1985, partner, 1985—2003, Dewey Ballantine LLP, New York City, 2003—2008, co-chair litigation department, 2003—2008. Partner Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, since 2008, co-chair global litigation department and sports litigation department, since 2008, chair global litigation department, since 2010. Adjunct associate professor Fordham Law School, 1988-1998.

      Adjunct professor Law School Columbia University, since 2005. Founder, board advisors study private antitrust litigation Georgetown University, 1983-1985. Member executive and management committee Dewey Ballantine LLP, New York City, New York, since 2003.

      Board visitors Columbia University Law School, since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1978, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1978, United States Court Appeals (1st, 2d, 3d, 8th, 11th & Federal circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985.

    Works

    • Member editorial board: Columbia University Law Review, 1976-1977, Competition Laws Outside the United States, 2001-2003, editor-in-chief: State Antitrust Practice Statutes, 1999. Co-author: International Trade and United States Antitrust Law. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association (antitrust law section, vice-chairman Sherman Act Section 2 committee 1989-1990, chairman international law committee 1990-1994, co-chairman public committee 1994-1996, council member 1996-1999, international task force 2001-2003), Columbia College Alumni Association (board directors 1996-1999), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Regina T. Dessoff, May 21, 1977. Children: Andrew Zalman, Leora Miriam.
    • father: Milton M.
    • mother: Edith H. Kessler
    • spouse: Regina T. Dessoff
    • children: Andrew Zalman Kessler
    • Leora Miriam Kessler
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    Born February 19, 1954
    (age 63)
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