From May 2009 until May 2010, Jeff served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. As the chief federal law enforcement officer in South Florida, he led the federal effort to protect the safety and security of more than six million people. He focused on national security, organized crime, public corruption and a wide-variety of white-collar criminal offenses including health care fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, and money laundering. Under his skilled leadership, the U.S. Attorney’s Office achieved a record number of convictions, including cases involving the prosecution of the largest Ponzi scheme in Florida history, multiple elected public officials, numerous Medicare and bank fraud offenses and high ranking members of international organized criminal organizations.
Prior to being sworn in as U.S. Attorney, Jeff distinguished himself as a career federal prosecutor, serving as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division, the number two and three positions in one of the largest U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the nation. Jeff is a highly-accomplished trial lawyer. During his 20-year career with the Department of Justice, Mr. Sloman tried nearly 50 criminal cases to verdict. The Department of Justice honored him twice with one of its most prestigious national awards. In 1997 and 2003, Jeff received the “Director’s Award” for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. His 2003 Director’s Award was for the first post-September 11, 2001 prosecution of two radical Islamic fundamentalists whose goal was to bomb various South Florida installations on behalf of Osama bin Laden.
Since leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2010, Jeff has represented clients in federal criminal investigations involving insurance and health care fraud. He has also tried and won several multi-million dollar jury verdicts. In 2014 alone, Jeff was recognized for winning two significant jury trials, Cuculino v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. and T.G. v. G4S Secure Solutions, USA, Inc. For Cuculino, Jeff was awarded the “Most Effective Lawyer” by the Daily Business Review for winning a $5 million “first-of-a-kind verdict” against Philip Morris USA, Inc. http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202677930289/FirstofaKind-Verdict-Blames-Smoking-for-Heart-Disease. A few months later, he won a $1.3 million verdict against giant security company G4S Secure Solutions, USA, Inc. for a woman who was secretly videotaped by a Peeping Tom security guard. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/victim-of-peeping-tom-security-guard-awarded-1-3-million/.
A frequent teacher and lecturer, Jeff has provided legal commentary for local and national networks. He has been featured on CNBC, American Greed: “Scott Rothstein, $1.2 Billion Scam: Ft. Frauderdale,” On Camera Commentator, February 11, 2011 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx7gmq_american-greed-1-2-billion-scam-ft-frauderdale_news; and ABC, Nightline: “Medicare Fraud Costs Taxpayers More Than $60 Billion Each Year”, March 17, 2010 https://archive.org/details/WJLA_20100318_033500_Nightline .