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Jeffrey W. Kilduff

Jeffrey W. Kilduff

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Jeff Kilduff is the managing partner of O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office and the Regional Head of Litigation for Washington, DC. With over 25 years of experience, Jeff is widely regarded as a leader in the field of securities litigation. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading securities litigator in Washington, DC. Described by the guide as one of the area’s “major players,” Jeff earned praise for “skillfully guiding clients through difficult times.” Chambers also has recognized Jeff as a national “rising star,” commending him for strategically managing large scale proceedings. The Legal 500 describes him as a “very fine lawyer, who has great experience in the field.” Benchmark Litigation (2012) also recognizes Jeff as a star in Washington, DC and one of the star securities litigators in the country.

Jeff’s wide-ranging securities practice has included class action defense, the defense of derivative litigation on behalf of both individuals and companies, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling.  He has also represented numerous companies and individuals in SEC, NYSE, and FINRA investigations, enforcement proceedings, and arbitrations.

Jeff has first-chaired numerous trials and arbitrations involving business disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions as well as numerous FINRA and NYSE arbitrations relating to sales practices.

Before entering private practice, Jeff was a local Washington, DC businessman and served for eight years as Vice President of a computer services company, which he co-founded in 1978.


Georgetown University,  J.D., 1988: cum laude
University of Maryland,  B.S., 1981: cum laude


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