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Jeffery K

Senior Counsel and Chief Litigation Officer

Occupation:

Lawyer

Location:

Kansas City, MO

Education Level:

Law Degree

Will Relocate:

No

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Award-winning Chief Litigation Officer with a proven track record of wide-ranging accomplishments in strategic and analytical management of high-stakes litigation, government investigations, compliance advice, risk management, dispute resolution, and regulatory counseling. Recognized for the ability to collaborate closely with senior business leaders and provide proactive business counseling for numerous corporate functions. Specializing in the optimization of legal services and driving millions of dollars in savings through the legal function.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

(Confidential) Chief Litigation Officer 10/2010 - Present
Boston Scientific Corporation Senior Counsel 11/2005 - 9/2010
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP Partner 1/2002 - 11/2005
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP Associate 9/1994 - 12/2001
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Representative Accomplishments:  Developed strategies that lead to the termination of multiple government investigations without any sanctions, penalties or settlements.  Developed strategies and lead briefing that resulted in the dismissal of multiple securities-related lawsuits.  Developed strategies that resulted in the successful resolution of mass tort litigation involving over 8,000 claimants.  Negotiated multi-million dollar recovery in contract dispute.  Negotiated recovery of over one million from insurance companies.  Lead briefing efforts that have resulted in the dismissal of dozens of individual lawsuits.  Provided legal advice for projects undertaken to lift restrictions imposed by a government agency  Developed strategies to reduce discovery expenses resulting in $3 million savings with just three projects.  Accountable for the adoption and implementation of e-mail archiving solutions and assisted in selecting an e-billing vendor and with the execution of electronic billing solution.  Led cross-functional team that hired one vendor for electronic document processing saving over $2.9 million in annual savings in both 2009 and 2010.  Negotiated fixed fee arrangements with law firms resulting in annual savings over $3 million, as well as led a team to amend billing guidelines in 2006 and 2007.  Successfully negotiated and reduced first level document review rates charged by outside counsel by over $100/hour resulting in savings of over $10 million.  Led multiple teams in managing requests for proposal and achieved savings of millions of dollars in legal fees and vendor expenses. SPOT Award in 2006 for Work on Product Recall VIP Gold Award for Cost Savings Projects in 2010 VIP Platinum Award for Cost Savings Projects in 2010 VIP Gold Award for Cost Savings Projects in 2011 VIP Platinum Award for Cost Savings Projects in 2011

Companies I like:

Hospitals, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical or Law Firms

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Leader of commercial, consumer, securities, personal injury, and government litigation practice for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical devices. Legal advisor to numerous business units and corporate functions including but not limited to the company’s regulatory, quality assurance, and marketing departments, by reviewing critical procedures and filings, supporting inspections/audits and validating promotional materials. Regarded for exceptional accuracy, diligence, and leadership.
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