Jeffrey Mordaunt has over 29 years of extensive experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers and in-house counsel throughout the dispute process, including matters involving breach of contract, transaction/post-M&A disputes, theft of trade secrets/breach of restrictive covenants, fraud and forensic investigations, intellectual property infringement, defamation, product recalls, insurance claims, and other types of litigious matters.

Jeff leads the transaction/post-M&A dispute practice of Stout, focusing on working capital, earnout, and material adverse change disputes subsequent to the close of a transaction. He also has extensive experience involving alleged breaches of representations and warranties and related insurance claims. Jeff will serve as a consultant or expert in these disputes, and also frequently serves as a neutral to resolve working capital and earnout disputes.

Jeff's experience encompasses a wide array of industries. These include, but are not limited to, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, distribution, professional service companies, technology, real estate, governmental and environmental. He has testified in numerous venues, including state and federal courts (bench and jury trials), AAA, JAMS and private and international arbitration. Jeff will also serve in an independent capacity decide certain claims, such as an umpire role in business interruption matters, and has served as a monitor.  Last, he also assists parties in mediation and settlement negotiations.

Prior to joining Stout, Jeff was a Senior Manager in the Dispute Consulting and Forensic Investigations practice of Deloitte in Ohio and Michigan. Prior to Deloitte, he was employed by Price Waterhouse in a similar capacity, and also worked at MediMetrix Group, Inc.

Select Publications

  • Trends in Trade Secret Litigation Report 2020 April 2020

    Stout’s Comprehensive Research on Trade Secret Litigation
  • Corporate Disputes Magazine January 2014

    Options for Directors in M&A Litigation
  • Financier Worldwide August 2013

    Structuring Earnouts in the Current Climate
  • The Journal of Corporate Renewal, Turnaround Management Association November 2010

    Another Side of Pink Slips: Fraud Risk in a Reduced Workforce
  • American Bar Association Section of Business Law

    Business Valuation: A Primer for the Legal Professional

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • 2nd Annual Reps & Warranties & Transactional Liability Insurance ExecuSummit May 2017

    Damages: What is the Actual Loss? How do you Access Damages?
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Forensic and Valuation Services Conference November 2015

    Telling the Story with Demonstrative Exhibits
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide – U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Meeting October 2015

    The Effective Presentation of Damages in Litigation
  • CFA Society of Cleveland May 2015

    We Are Never Getting Back Together: Disputes Between Owners in Closely-Held Businesses
  • Licensing Executives Society December 2014

    My Mind on My Money, My Money on My Mind: Exploring Royalty Rates, Structures and the Impact of the Changing Patent Landscape on Licensing
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide – U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Meeting October 2014

    Damages in Restrictive Covenants and Theft of Trade Secrets Matters
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide – U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Meeting October 2014

    Successful and Creative Tips in the Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • Financial Executives Institute September 2013

    Emerging Issues in M&A
  • Federal Bar Association Northern District of Ohio Chapter April 2013

    Commercial Damages 101
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners October 2012

    Red Flags: Here to Help You, Your Company and/or Your Clients
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section Spring Meeting March 2012

    A New Look at Earnout Provisions in M&A Agreements
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants February 2011

    Financial Statements: Occupational Fraud – Schemes, Statistics and What to Do
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Litigation Institute December 2010

    The Secret is Out: Recovery of Damages in Trade Secrets Disputes
  • Akron Bar Association June 2010

    Calculating Damages in Labor & Employment Disputes
  • Stout Webinar April 2010 Webinar

    Understanding Financial Statements
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association March 2010

    The Financial Expert’s Role in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Columbus Bar Association March 2009

    Business Valuation in Bankruptcy
  • IPOA Damages and Injunctions Committee March 2009

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association December 2008

    Purchase Price Disputes and Fraud Implications
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Lawyers Association November 2008

    Intellectual Property Damages: Methodologies and Current Issues