Mr. Safer is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Vanderbilt University
Jay G. Safer has handled complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Jay represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, FCPA, international litigation and arbitration, including application of the New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, banking, financial institutions, corporate governance, technology, privacy, insurance, construction, real estate, labor and employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues, mediation, and class actions. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis. He has represented clients in international litigation, including domestic and foreign clients in courts outside the United States and foreign clients in United States courts, including a foreign government. He has represented clients from the United States and around the world in international arbitrations. He has worked with esteemed counsel in foreign countries in cases in courts of different countries and provided advice concerning the application and comparison of United States law and laws of other nations. Jay is familiar with the laws and procedures utilized in judicial systems abroad and has worked closely with lawyers practicing in many different countries. Some of these matters include the following.
Jay has served on panels, bench-bar forums, and a member of committees with judges and attorneys discussing and speaking on a wide range of civil litigation issues, litigation skills, and U.S. and international arbitration and international litigation practice, including trial practice, cross examination for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, best pre-trial practices, successful depositions, class actions, FCPA, expert trial and discovery issues, mediation, professional ethics, e-discovery, e-signature and e-records. He has presented numerous programs and seminars on U.S. and international arbitration and litigation to foreign judges, lawyers, and law students visiting the United States and at seminars abroad. He is frequently requested by national organizations to give in-person and broadcast programs nationwide including video and webinar presentations on such subjects. Examples of presentations include a recent Lawline program Jay did on depositions which was recommended by 100% of the audience, programs on forgery and fraud, including to the Manhattan DA's Office, presentations to forensic accountants, and programs on obtaining and using experts in litigation and working with them in depositions and trials. Recent presentations include on the FCPA, depositions, civil trial practice, e-discovery, and class actions, including a panel with Judges from the Court of Appeals New York’s highest state court and the First Department of the Appellate Division. Moreover, in the International Section of the NYSBA, Jay serves as Co-Chair of the International Litigation Committee, on the Executive Committee, named Co-Chair of next year's world wide meeting in Latin America, Chair of a litigation and arbitration panel in October 2016 in the Section’s Paris meeting, and has presented panel programs each year for the past 5 years throughout the world in Sao Paulo, Vienna, Vietnam, Lisbon, and Panama, and is and has been Chair of Global Law week panels in New York every two years.
Jay has been a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and The Sedona Conference Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6).
Jay has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA).
Mr. Safer has made appearances on television and authored numerous articles and publications including: