I enjoy taking clients’ complex, high-stakes, sometimes chaotic problems, and delivering simple, elegant solutions. When business executives call in a panic, I calm them down, create a plan, and work them through it, answering their questions along the way. I’m the person who runs towards the battle, not away, always keeping my clients’ strategic goals in mind.
A seasoned trial lawyer with almost twenty years of experience in complex litigation, Jack Siegal’s practice focuses on financial services litigation, complex commercial disputes, white-collar criminal matters, regulatory proceedings, and government investigations and compliance. Always motivated by new challenges, he also handles sophisticated commercial disputes such as bankruptcy adversary proceedings, creditors’ rights litigation, complex torts, employment, trade secret and intellectual property claims, and business disputes involving shareholders and partners. He has had significant hands-on trial and arbitration experience with numerous first chair bench and jury trials in both state and federal court, including at the appellate level.
Jack counts a wide variety of client wins to his credit. He created new Massachusetts law by winning a state appellate decision of a lower court ruling that dismissed aiding and abetting conspiracy claims against an attorney; obtained dismissal of federal securities law claims against underwriter defendants in state court; managed shareholder disputes in Delaware Chancery Court; conducted a six-day Chapter 7 bankruptcy trial on behalf of the debtor’s largest creditor, to deny discharge of a claim in excess of $20 million and eventually obtained sanctions against the debtor for fraud; procured a securities fraud ruling in favor of an investment partnership from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and served as lead counsel in several favorable FINRA and other arbitrations.
As a practitioner, Jack focuses on strategy. His philosophy is to spurn the inefficiencies and attorney battles that escalate client costs and provide zero case value. He is able to evaluate the multiple dimensions of any dispute, identify the path or paths to achieve the client’s long-term goal, and developing a practical strategy to achieve the goal. His straight-shooting demeanor has proven effective with judges and juries alike.
By managing the tempo of the proceedings, and pace of movement forward, he can facilitate arriving at a favorable outcome. Of particular importance, Jack believes, is a consistent focus on the end goal rather than individual steps along the way – the client may lose battles, but win the war. All of this requires an understanding of both human psychology and the law, and skill at predicting how both the court and a jury might view a situation. There is truth, lies, proof, and the cards you’re dealt – Jack handles all of these to put together a winning hand.