Jeffrey A. Atteberry has extensive experience litigating complex matters in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of contract, class action defense, and securities regulation. A Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP-US), Dr. Atteberry also has significant experience advising and representing companies on a variety of privacy issues. 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.
Dr. Atteberry focuses on matters that cut across Jenner & Block’s Commercial Litigation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Information Technology practice groups. He regularly advises clients on issues related to state and federal privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, California’s Song-Beverly Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA). He also advises and represents clients in connection with laws and regulations applicable to marketplace lenders.
His privacy practice is further enhanced by his extensive experience as a litigator. He has represented nationally recognized companies across a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, FinTech, software development, media, advertising, education, solar energy, finance, construction, and manufacturing. As an experienced trial attorney, he has represented industry-leading clients in high- profile matters. For example, he played a critical role in Move, Inc. National Association of Realtors, et al. v. Zillow, Inc. et at, which ended in a $130 million settlement in favor of his clients on the first day of trial. In addition, he has achieved significant victories, including affirmative fraud claims, in confidential arbitration proceedings, and he has successfully defended clients against class action claims in unfair competition and employment matters.
Dr. Atteberry also maintains an active pro bono practice. He represents a coalition of over 60 colleges and universities, and he has filed an amicus brief on their behalf in support of a challenge to proposed changes to the student visa program. In addition, he regularly represents plaintiffs at trial in federal civil rights cases. He is an active member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and he serves on the firm’s Pro Bono and Hiring Committees.
Dr. Atteberry received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Before becoming a lawyer, he taught courses in the humanities at the University of California, Irvine, where he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory.