Jeffrey H. Reeves - Gibson Dunn LLP
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Jeffrey H. Reeves

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 949-451-3816

Jeffrey H. Reeves is the Partner-in-Charge of the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  His practice focuses primarily 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, theft of trade secrets cases, and data breach and securities fraud class actions.  He has also handled unfair competition, real estate and certain types of intellectual property litigation.  Mr. Reeves is a member of the Firm’s Class Actions, Information Technology and Data Privacy, 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: 

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter President

  • Central District Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (Congressional Outreach Committee)

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

  • Hoag Charity Sports Events, Board member

  • Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, past President

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, President Emeritus

  • Discovery Science Center, Board member

  • Orange County Bar Association, Investment Advisory Sub-Committee member

  • UC Irvine Chief Executive

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Mr. Reeves earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University in 1988.  He attended the University of Houston Law Center where he served as Research Editor for the Houston Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1991.  He spends as much time as possible with his wife Andrea and their three children, Sarah, Rachel and Jake, and tries to get out on the golf course in his spare time.

Additional Information

Representative Clients
  • Allergan, Inc.

  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals

  • Chrome Hearts, Inc.

  • Epicor Software, Inc.

  • Fluor Corporation

  • Nike, Inc.

  • Pacific Life Insurance Company

  • Playmates Toys Inc.

  • St. Joseph Health System

  • TOMS Shoes, Inc.

  • Western Digital

University of HoustonJ.D. Texas A&M UniversityBS

Office Location

3161 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612-4412
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation