Mr. DeGroot represents businesses in complex litigation, focusing on licensing, insurance, intellectual property, contract disputes, and toxic torts. He has experience in cases involving fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, patents, business torts, mergers and acquisitions, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, both in federal and state courts, including prejudgment remedies, discovery, trial, appeals, arbitration and mediation.
Mr. DeGroot works with clients in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, insurance, software, construction, semiconductors, and real estate.
Mr. DeGroot has practiced at Sheppard Mullin since 2001. He began his litigation practice at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in 1993. From 1998 to 2001, he represented small business and technology clients in a solo practice. Before law school, Mr. DeGroot was a city planner in New York City.
- J.D., Boalt School of Law, 1993, Prosser Award in Federal Courts, Moot Court Board, Moot Court Oral Advocacy Award, Taught legal writing section
- B.A., Yale University, 1986
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