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Jeff Fink


St. Louis
314 552 6145 direct

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration, class action, and regulatory matters in venues across the country.

Drawing on his two decades of experience, he drills down on complex problems, pinpoints the core factual and legal issues at stake, and develops strategies for resolving disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. He frequently tackles novel legal issues that courts have not addressed. Jeff also works closely with a client's employees and executives to help them prepare for their role in a case and put them at ease during the litigation process.

Jeff is part of the Thompson Coburn team that serves as primary counsel for a major for-profit educational institution in lawsuits and arbitrations brought by former students, state attorneys general, and government regulatory agencies in multiple jurisdictions. He has also represented health care providers seeking to recover amounts owed by payors and defending class actions overbilling practices. In the financial services arena, Jeff has represented banks and automotive finance companies facing lender liability and discrimination claims. He has also consulted public pension systems on various litigation and benefits issues.

Jeff persuaded a court to undo a California veterans agency's suspension of a major for-profit educational institution, allowing the institution to continue educating veterans in the state.

Jeff obtained a preliminary injunction rebuffing an unlawful attempt to seize management of a regional nursing home chain from our client.


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