Jeffrey Sandman

Jeffrey Sandman

Biography

Jeffrey Sandman is, first and foremost, a skilled appellate advocate with a multi-jurisdictional and diverse practice. Previously, as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, he led dozens of criminal investigations relating to racketeering, financial, violent, and narcotics offenses. He has tried, and won, multiple federal jury trials and briefed and argued scores of dispositive, evidentiary, and discovery motions. He has briefed more than a dozen cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and argued three of them before a three-judge panel—winning affirmance of judgment each time. After joining Webb Daniel Friedlander, Mr. Sandman has continued to work on federal criminal issues, specifically white collar appeals, as well as developing a robust civil practice that includes First Amendment advocacy, Constitutional Law, Trades Secrets Litigation, and even personal injury cases involving medical malpractice and premises liability in the state courts.

Notably, Mr. Sandman is a member of the bars of New York and Louisiana, and has been admitted pro hac vice in several other jurisdictions across the United States. Like other lawyers at Webb Daniel Friedlander, Mr. Sandman often collaborates with other firms, serving as “the law person on the case,” forming a seamless team with some of the best trial lawyers in the country. His own experience as a trial lawyer, blended with his focus on appellate advocacy, generates tremendous insights as he tackles complex cases, distilling and solving them with innovative solutions.

For example, Mr. Sandman did the heavy lifting in the firm’s research and analysis of Eighteenth Century English common law, which was critical to firm’s victory in defeating a challenge to Georgia’s statutory damages cap under the Georgia Constitution’s guarantee of the right to trial by jury–a provision dating back to Georgia’s founding in the 1770’s. More recently, working with the Free Speech Coalition, Mr. Sandman has been developing legal strategies and initiating court challenges nationwide to repressive age-verification statutes.

Mr. Sandman does not spend all his time working, however. He loves playing golf (4 handicap index) and tennis (4.5 NTRP rating), hiking and camping, and costumed frolicking with his exuberant wife (Natalia), toddler (Rafi), and goofy mutt (Rosie).

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School (magna cum laude; editor, Michigan Law Review)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • Honors & Activities

    • Law Clerk to Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Sarah S. Vance, US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Adjunct Lecturer at Tulane University Freeman School of Business
    • Member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association