Jeffrey S. Haut has a litigation practice focused on counseling corporate clients, employers, homeowners and homebuyers, contractors, and individuals in Southwest Florida through a broad range of litigation matters. Jeffrey has worked on numerous commercial litigation cases involving breaches of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, real property and title disputes, construction liens and defects, tortious interference, and trade secret misappropriation. He has also represented clients in litigation arising from wire transfer scams, business email compromise schemes, financial fraud, identity theft, and federal and state data security and privacy laws.
On a national scale, Jeffrey represents corporations responding to data breaches and cybersecurity incidents. Jeffrey tailors his advice to each of his client’s specific situation by evaluating the nuanced industry-specific regulations impacting their operations and focusing on a proactive approach to preventing cybersecurity problems. When a crisis occurs, Jeffrey is equipped to mitigate the impact of possible litigation, coordinate forensic investigation, collaborate with law enforcement, and advise his clients on their notification and regulatory reporting obligations.
A testament to his strength in cybersecurity litigation matters, Jeffrey is pursuing both a professional graduate certificate in cybersecurity from Harvard University’s Harvard Extension School as well as his Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
- Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2019-present
- Attorney, Vernon Litigation Group, 2016-19; Summer Associate, 2015
- Summer Law Clerk, Office of Hon. Christine Greider, 20th Judicial Circuit for Collier County, 2014
- Obtained unanimous opinion without oral argument in TBI Caribbean Co. Ltd. v. Stafford-Smith, Inc., 239 So. 3d 103 (Fla. 3d DCA 2017) holding two international, non-resident defendants waived their timely objections to personal jurisdiction by seeking affirmative relief in the form of attorneys’ fees in their motions to dismiss.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2016
Honors & Activities: Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Executive Board, Executive Judge Coordinator; Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Intern
Florida Gulf Coast University, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 2013
Harvard University, Harvard Extension School, Professional Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Expected 2021
International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member
America Inns of Court Michael R.N. McDonnell Chapter, Member, 2016-present; Team Co-Captain, 2018-19
Collier County Bar Association, Member
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Growing Associates in Naples™(GAIN™), Class of 2019
Youth Leadership Collier™, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce™, 2008
State of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
“40 Under 40” Honoree, Naples Herald, 2018