Jeffrey L. Sikkema has been handling general business litigation for over 35 years, representing clients in trials and litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has represented major corporations and companies in virtually every sector of the economy, including financial services, technology and retail, in a wide variety of high stakes business lawsuits and disputes.
His broad range of business litigation experience includes business torts and fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, investment litigation, failed business deals, and other areas, as well as defending against consumer class actions. Sikkema has also handled numerous securities and other cases and investigations brought or pursued by various government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Sikkema received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1982, and his B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1978, where he graduated with highest honors. He served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to joining CDF, he spent most of his legal career at Dorsey & Whitney, where he served as founding and managing partner of its Orange County office. Sikkema is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits.
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