Jeffrey S. Haut is a member of the Litigation and Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practices in Greenberg Traurig’s West Palm Beach office. Jeffrey has a broad litigation and arbitration practice focused on counseling corporate clients, non-profits, governmental entities, and individuals through a broad range of trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts.
Jeffrey routinely represents clients in complex business and commercial litigation cases, including those involving breaches of contracts and promissory notes, shareholder and partnership disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, trade secrets, and violations of restrictive covenants. Additionally, Jeffrey’s litigation experience includes representing clients in construction litigation matters, real property disputes, land use and zoning disputes, and condominium disputes. Jeffrey also has experience representing clients in securities and financial arbitration matters in FINRA arbitration, including breach of promissory note and wrongful termination cases, and customer disputes with financial institutions.
In the constitutional litigation arena, Jeffrey has represented governmental entities and individuals in trial and appellate matters arising under the United States Constitution and Florida Constitution. This includes defending alleged civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, bringing and defending inverse condemnation claims, and assisting individuals in proceedings involving alleged violations of the First and Second Amendments to the United States Constitution.
On a national scale, Jeffrey represents clients responding to data breaches, cybersecurity incidents, real estate closing and wire transfer fraud, and business email compromise schemes. When a crisis occurs, Jeffrey acts as a “breach coach.” Jeffrey evaluates his clients’ potential legal liability to customers or governmental agencies, assesses the possibility of legal recourse against the responsible parties, directs forensic network investigations, coordinates with law enforcement, and advises his clients about any breach notification or regulatory reporting obligations under federal and state data security and privacy laws.