Jeffrey A. Rossman is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Mr. Rossman was a Partner at Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023.
Mr. Rossman is a trusted advisor and counselor to his clients. He has extensive trial and appellate experience and has tried and argued cases in federal and state courts across the country. In addition to his substantial litigation experience, Mr. Rossman regularly counsels clients on litigation, tax, and regulatory matters across the country, including acting as national counsel for several large eCommerce companies in which he advises and helps direct and implement national strategy.
Mr. Rossman has extensive litigation experience including state and local tax matters as well as financial services litigation.
Mr. Rossman has served as national lead counsel for Expedia and its affiliates in more than 70 cases in 28 states brought by states, counties, and cities, as well as related consumer class actions, concerning the application of state and local taxes. Mr. Rossman has represented Expedia at all stages of tax litigation from the administrative level to state Supreme Court and federal court of appeals. In addition, Mr. Rossman counsels other technology clients in state and local tax, regulatory, and litigation matters.
Mr. Rossman also has substantial experience in financial services litigation, including, but not limited to, securities class and derivative actions, including cases alleging accounting irregularities, illegal trading, and breaches of fiduciary duty. He regularly represents clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other self-regulatory organizations. He also advises clients in connection with internal corporate investigations and shareholder and derivative litigation.
Mr. Rossman earned his B.A. from University of Michigan and his J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School.
While at Freeborn (now SGR), Mr. Rossman served as Co-Leader of the Complex Litigation Team. Prior to joining Freeborn (now SGR), he was a Partner in the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in the Trial Practice Group.
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Author, “Client Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Overrules “Physical Presence” Standard – Potentially Opening the Door for States to Collect Sales Tax on Online Sales,” Freeborn & Peters LLP (June 27, 2018).