Jeff Sand

Jeff Sand has extensive experience in employment and consumer rights law.  He spent the first six years of his career as a defense lawyer at two of the country’s premier defense firms, where he defended Fortune 500 companies in class action and single plaintiff lawsuits.  In 2014 Jeff left “Big Law” to represent employees and consumers, rather than large corporations. Since then, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through jury trials, arbitrations, and confidential settlements.  Jeff has been named a Super Lawyer for seven consecutive years (2015-2021), a peer-nominated distinction given to less than 2.5% of the lawyers in Georgia.  He has received this Super Lawyer recognition both in the areas of employment law and consumer law. He has also been named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s list of “Legal Elite”, and has been recognized by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association for his excellence in trial practice as a recipient of the W. Fred. Orr II Memorial Scholarship.

Jeff’s consumer rights law practice focuses on litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including claims for credit reporting errors, employment background reports, tenant screening reports, and identity theft.  Jeff’s FCRA experience focuses on both class action as well as single-plaintiff lawsuits.

Jeff’s employment law experience includes litigating and counseling clients in matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour disputes.  He also represents clients in contract negotiations, including severance agreements, commission disputes, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Jeff maintains a nationwide law practice.  He has litigated cases across the country, including in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

EDUCATION:

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
    • Moot Court Board Member
    • Associate Justice for First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • Santa Clara University, B.A. in Philosophy
    • magna cum laude

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015
  • Georgia Trend Magazine, Legal Elite 2015
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, W. Fred Orr. II Memorial Scholarship

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Author, “FCRA Settlement Strategies,” National Association of Consumer Advocates 
  • Author, “Dealing with FCRA Paradigm Shifts,” National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Author, “Employment Law: Non-Competes, Wage Issues, and Termination,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Author, “Employment Law: An Overview of Discrimination, Harassment, and Wage and Hour Claims,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Author, “Employment Litigation: Summary Judgment Motion Strategies,” Strafford Publications, Inc.
  • Author, “The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Employers Beware!,” The Verdict, Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Author, “Employment Law: Sexual Harassment, Employee Discrimination, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Author, “Employment Law: Identifying Discrimination and the Mechanics of a Disability Discrimination Claim,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Author, “Employment Law: From Sexual Harassment in Your Workplace to Strippers Owed Minimum Wage in Their Workplace,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Author, “Employment Background Reports – Your Rights Under the FCRA,” AVVO Legal Guides
  • Author, “Background Reports and the FCRA,” Exoffenders.net
  • Speaker, “Dealing with FCRA Paradigm Shifts,” National Association of Consumer Advocates 2020 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Speaker, “FCRA Settlement Strategies,” National Association of Consumer Advocates 2019 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Speaker, “FCRA Case Valuation,” National Association of Consumer Advocates 2017 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Speaker, “Employment Law: Non-Competes, Wage Issues, and Termination,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Speaker, “Employment Law: Sexual Harassment, Employee Discrimination, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Speaker, “Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: Ten Months Later, Where Do We Stand?,” Privacy & Technology Law Section of the Georgia Bar
  • Speaker, “Employment Litigation: Summary Judgment Motion Strategies,” Strafford Publications Webinar
  • Speaker, “Employment Law: Reading Contracts & Recognizing Cases of Discrimination,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Speaker, “Employment Law: How to Hire and How to Fire Without Breaking the Law,” Atlanta Bar Association
  • Speaker, “Ban the Box and Beyond: Opportunities for the Private Sector,” Georgia Justice Project 2015 Policy Forum hosted by Georgia-Pacific and the Charles Koch Institute
  • Speaker, “Specialize to Succeed: Employment Law,” Atlanta Bar Association CLE
  • Speaker, “Finding Employment with a Criminal History: Do Applicants Have Any Rights?,” Georgia Justice Project
  • Speaker, “Employing the Unemployable: Employment Rights for Individuals with Criminal Records Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Georgia Law,” Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Spring Seminar