Jeffrey H. Reeves

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jeffrey H. Reeves

Jeffrey H. Reeves

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Biography

Jeffrey H. Reeves is the Partner-in-Charge of the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. His practice focuses on complex business disputes, sports law and class actions at the trial court level and in ADR settings. Mr. Reeves is an experienced trial lawyer and represents companies from the sports, apparel, life sciences, technology, and entertainment industries in business and tort cases, including handling high-profile endorsement contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation cases, and data breach and securities fraud class actions. Mr. Reeves is a member of the Firm’s Class Actions; Sports Law; Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection; Intellectual Property; and Life Sciences Practice Groups.

Among his recent matters, Mr. Reeves was part of the defense team that won summary judgment on behalf of Nike in a lawsuit filed by Oakley against golfer Rory McIlroy and Nike following Mr. McIlroy’s decision to sign an endorsement contract with Nike, ending his relationship with Oakley. Mr. Reeves is also lead counsel for St. Joseph Health System and its affiliated hospitals in a number of different data privacy breach class actions pending in different courts in California in which plaintiffs assert violations of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act and Consumer Records Act, as well as other state law claims. In 2012, Mr. Reeves was honored with the Anti-Defamation League’s Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award that the Orange County Chapter of the ADL has bestowed each year since 1993 on attorneys who make outstanding contributions to the legal profession and to the community. He was again named to Southern California Super Lawyers in 2013, and was selected by the Southern California legal community for the 2013 and 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Mr. Reeves currently serves on the following boards or is otherwise active in the following professional and community organizations:

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Association of Business Trial Lawyers, immediate past President of O.C. Chapter

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Central District Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

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Orange County Business Council, Executive Committee and Legal Affairs Committee Chair

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Hoag Charity Sports Events, Board member

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Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, past President

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Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, President Emeritus

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Discovery Science Center, Board member

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Orange County Bar Association, Investment Advisory Sub-Committee member

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UC Irvine Chief Executive

Representative Matters

Securities and Other Class Action Litigation

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St. Joseph Health System Data Privacy Breach Litigation. Represents St. Joseph Health System and its affiliated hospitals in coordinated class actions pending in Orange County Superior Court, Civil Complex, asserting violations of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act and Consumer Records Act, as well as other state law claims, arising from alleged disclosure of Personal Health Information affecting 31,800 patients.

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St. Joseph Health System Data Privacy Breach Litigation. Represented Health System in a separate data breach putative class action in Sonoma County involving over 30,000 patients. Court sustained demurrer to entire complaint without leave to amend.

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Allergan Shareholder Derivative Litigations. Represent current and former directors in two separate derivative litigation matters pending in Delaware and California, one arising out of company’s $600 million settlement of government investigations and qui tam complaints, and the other arising from the plaintiff’s contention that Allergan’s 2011 Incentive Award Plan is defective because executive compensation paid pursuant to the Plan is allegedly not tax-deductible under section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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In re Mobile Privacy MDL. Part of defense team that obtained dismissal on behalf of mobile advertising and analytics networks in nationwide class action alleging that defendants collected and disclosed data and personal information from mobile devices without users’ knowledge and consent, on grounds that plaintiffs lacked Article III standing and failed to state a viable claim.

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Vaughn v. Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Represented pharmaceutical company and directors in putative class action case alleging violations of federal securities laws. Court dismissed the case over plaintiff’s objections.

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Richard Kralick v. Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Defended Avanir in state court securities fraud litigation brought, and eventually dismissed, by a former shareholder.

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Judy and Russell Williams, et al. v. Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph Health System, et al. Represented Hospital and System in defending putative class action alleging duty to warn patients of the potential for independent contractor physicians to engage in practice of balance billing.

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The Williams Companies Securities Litigation. Defended energy company and officers in multiple federal securities class actions seeking upwards of $1 billion in damages.

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Sunhaven v. Harry H. Arzouman. Tried federal common law securities fraud case for plaintiff before a jury in the Central District of California. Jury returned special verdict finding fraud and awarding damages and punitive damages in plaintiff’s favor.

Other Business Litigation

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Nike, Inc. v. Dekovic, et al. Represent Nike in trade secret misappropriation litigation in Oregon state court related to departure of three footwear designers.

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Oakley, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., Rory McIlroy. Part of defense team that won summary judgment on behalf of golf apparel manufacturer Nike in lawsuit filed by Oakley against golfer Rory McIlroy and Nike following Mr. McIlroy’s decision to sign an endorsement contract with Nike, ending his relationship with Oakley. The decision was handed down by the Honorable James V. Selna in the Central District of California.

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Western Digital Technologies, Inc. v. Packaging Plus Services LLC, et al. Represented Western Digital in Orange County Superior Court action filed to recover upwards of $18 million worth of hard drives being held by defendant company that had ceased operations. Obtained emergency writ of possession on an ex parte basis and the property was recovered within days.

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Grateful Dead, et al. v. Wolfgang’s Vault. Represented performers and record companies (including Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Carlos Santana, and Sony Music Entertainment) in case asserting copyright infringement, trademark infringement and violation of right of publicity and in connection with defendants’ acquisition of Bill Graham archives and operation of Wolfgang’sVault.com. Obtained landmark settlement after obtaining key discovery rulings and order dismissing counterclaims.

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UST Global v. Knowledge Crossing. Represent plaintiff UST in Orange County Superior Court matter related to dispute regarding alleged oral agreement asserted by defendant Knowledge Crossing. Judge McEachen entered order denying defendant’s motion to compel arbitration. Defendants have indicated they will appeal that ruling.

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Supreme Foodservice GMBH v. Fluor Intercontinental, Inc. Defended Fluor in litigation initiated by subcontractor arising out of U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. Subcontractor sought upwards of $15 million based on a novel “withhold if withheld” clause in its contract with Fluor. In a matter the court recognized as presenting questions of first impression, the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson (Central District of California) granted summary judgment in Fluor’s favor, approving Fluor’s withholding of upwards of $9.0 million thereunder. Subcontractor subsequently filed its own motion for summary judgment on the remaining claims, which the court denied, resulting in a stipulation completely dism

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Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1991

University of Houston Law Center is a school.

Bachelor of Science in Economics
Class of 1988

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Orange County Bar Association provides a wide variety of programs, services and opportunities for its attorney members, the judiciary, and the community. The OCBA is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California, with over 6,500 members. Members meet regularly in sections and committees dedicated to various areas of law and issues of concern to the legal community.

Member
2011 -

Established in 1986, the University of California, Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable has become a gateway to mutually beneficial cooperation and knowledge transfer between the business community and the university.

Career History
Partner
1991 - Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Boards & Committees
President Emeritus, Board of Directors
Current
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior - 2019

THE MISSION OF THE DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY IS TO DEVELOP AND OPERATE A HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL CENTER THAT WILL INSPIRE AND ENGAGE ORANGE COUNTY STUDENTS, RESIDENTS, AND VISITORS WITH SCIENCE AND MATH. DSCOC'S GOALS ARE TO EDUCATE YOUNG MINDS, ASSIST EDUCATORS IN TEACHING SCIENCE IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPELLING MANNER, AND INCREASE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF SCIENCE, MATH AND TECHNOLOGY THROUGH INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS AND PROGRAMS. THERE ARE OVER 120 INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND SCIENCE SHOWS IN DSCOC'S 110,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY. EACH YEAR, DSCOC WELCOMES OVER 542,000 VISITORS, OF WHICH 64,000 ARE SCHOOL CHILDREN ON FIELD TRIPS. AN ADDITIONAL 351,000 CHILDREN ATTEND OUTREACH PROGRAMS AT THEIR SCHOOLS. OF THE 415,000 TOTAL STUDENTS, OVER 60% PARTICIPATE IN THESE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FREE OF CHARGE TO THE CHILDREN. DSCOC HAS PROVIDED OUTREACH PROGRAMS OR FIELD TRIPS TO EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ORANGE COUNTY AND IN EACH OF THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL REPRESENTS AND PROMOTES THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2011

The University of California Irvine Foundation's mission is to promote the University of California, Irvine, increase philanthropy; manage and grow the endowment; ensure the appropriate use of all funds; and pursue best governance practices.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Admitted to the California Bar
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