An accomplished trial lawyer with ten years of experience at AmLaw 100 firms, Jeffrey Atteberry, J.D., PhD litigates complex matters in both federal and state courts. His practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation, including disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, antitrust, copyright, breach of contract, class actions, partnerships, and employment law. As a former educator, Jeff has an analytical and creative approach to crafting innovative solutions for his clients’ most demanding legal problems. Understanding that litigation is a business problem requiring a legal solution, he partners with his clients to minimize business and reputational disruptions while working efficiently to resolve their legal challenges.
Jeff has spent his legal career helping clients in high-stakes matters. He has represented nationally recognized companies across a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, FinTech, software development, media, advertising, education, energy, finance, real estate, construction, and manufacturing. While he is comfortable representing Fortune 500 companies in their most significant disputes, he is equally invested in counseling individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations, who rely on his steady legal advice to guide them through their most pressing legal issues. He also has experience conducting complex internal investigations related to sensitive and high-profile matters.
A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US), Jeff has significant expertise advising and representing companies on a variety of privacy issues. He regularly counsels clients on issues related to state and federal privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), California’s Song-Beverly Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Jeff’s approach to practicing law is deeply informed by his work on civil rights matters. He has tried multiple Section 1983 cases in federal court on behalf of prisoners asserting medical negligence and abuse of force claims. His appellate experience includes writing important amicus briefs in support of civil rights attorneys fighting against the indiscriminate use of solitary confinement in state prisons. Drawing on his background in higher education, he organized a coalition of over 60 colleges and universities and helped secure a nationwide injunction blocking proposed changes to the international student visa program.
Jeff Atteberry received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and then a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. After teaching at the university for several years, he went to law school and received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating as a member of the Order of the Coif. He began his litigation career at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and was a partner in the complex commercial litigation group at Jenner & Block LLP before joining The Vora Law Firm as a Principal.