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Jeanne Crandall

Gregory A. Victor

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Jeanne Crandall has successfully litigated a broad range of sophisticated and complex commercial cases since 1980. Known for her aggressive, creative approach, she has represented major corporations in franchise disputes, antitrust disputes, securities and investment disputes, director and officer liability claims, trademark and copyright disputes, bankruptcy, and regulatory matters. She has tried to conclusion major jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts, domestic and international arbitration cases, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, and bank regulatory proceedings. She is the co-author of a Matthew-Bender treatise on antitrust law, and has published several articles on securities arbitration.

Ms. Crandall’s investigation and prosecution of securities claims on behalf of 21 investors over a three-year period of time was featured in the book “Robbing You Blind” published in 2000 after a Dallas newspaper published a feature article on her. Subsequent to this case, she represented a class of 62 secured creditors in five different cases in federal court and bankruptcy.

Ms. Crandall has represented the RTC as lead counsel in 486 cases in federal court, state court, and bankruptcy court in Texas involving failed savings and loan associations. She has also represented Sunbelt Savings and RepublicBank (Dallas) in real estate litigation, lender liability litigation, landlord tenant cases, and collection litigation. Ms. Crandall also served as Senior Enforcement Attorney for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington DC, during which she recommended and prosecuted enforcement actions against national banks for unsafe and unsound banking practices, securities violations, and violations of commercial and consumer laws, rules and regulations.

Since 2006, Ms. Crandall has served as a Public Arbitrator for FINRA. From 2001 to 2010, she handled over 30 arbitrations, including customer disputes and employment disputes, as an authorized arbitrator.

From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Crandall managed the commercial litigation of 31 failed bank receiverships in Georgia and Florida while employed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), including the investigation and prosecution of director and officer liability claims. In 2013 and early 2014, she successfully defended intellectual property claims against a software developer in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, employing several software developers as expert witnesses. The antitrust and computer fraud and abuse counterclaims drafted by Jeanne were instrumental in obtaining a favorable settlement.

In 2014, Ms. Crandall relocated to Miami where she served as General Counsel of Steinmauer Realty, LLC.

Practice Areas: Complex Business Litigation; Financial Institution Law; Securities Arbitration; Professional Liability; Insurance Coverage; Real Estate and Foreclosure Litigation

Admitted: Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals; District of Columbia Court of Appeals;  Florida, Southern and Middle Districts; Texas, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts, and N.D. Bankruptcy

Law School: J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1980

College: B.S., Accounting; B.A., Political Science, cum laude, double degree in three years, Missouri State University, 1977

Member: 1980, District of Columbia Bar; 1986, State Bar of Texas; 2011, Florida Bar; National Association of Professional Women; National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Financial Services Practice Area Committee

Recognition: Law Review, Bascom Scholar, American Jurisprudence Awards (Labor Law, Criminal Law); Top 11%; ALIABA Faculty “Representing Trust and Estate Fiduciaries and Beneficiaries” (Boston 2004; Chicago 2005); ATTORNEY ADVISOR Fiduciary Standards Board, 2005; FDIC STAR AWARDS, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

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