JEFFREY R. LIEBSTER is a partner of the firm and a member of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Partner Practice Group in New York. He began his legal career as a corporate and real estate associate with a large firm in Los Angeles. He worked as a solo practitioner and with a boutique firm in Beverly Hills before leaving the full-time practice of law. He has also owned a real estate company and sports agency and was the managing partner of a private investment fund. His diverse professional experience provides individuals and groups of partners with a fresh perspective on the wide range of options available to build and enjoy a fulfilling legal career.
Jeff is a zealous advocate for both candidates and firms. He has compiled a track record of successfully placing partners with many of the top law firms in the country. In addition, he has facilitated office openings in new locations in the US and Latin America; including the merger of a Los Angeles-based entertainment litigation boutique with a larger, full service, New York-based national firm in 2011.
He has handled the placement of partners in a variety of practice areas including intellectual property litigation and transactions, securities litigation and enforcement, corporate, energy, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and white collar litigation. In the past three years, he has placed several attorneys directly from government into law firm partnerships. In a placement that was selected as one of The American Lawyer’s top lateral deals of 2010, he helped move the group that holds the record for the largest jury damages award ever in patent litigation.