Jeff Gibson has extensive hands-on experience representing clients in complex civil litigation and government investigations. In addition to maintaining a business litigation practice, he defends individuals and companies facing white collar criminal charges, quasi-criminal civil fraud claims and compliance violations. He leads internal investigations, addresses compliance issues and provides crisis management services. Throughout his career, Jeff has worked with a variety of clients from across a range of diverse industries, including healthcare, financial services, energy and technology. He is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and maintains a civil mediation practice.
Jeff joined Bass, Berry & Sims after practicing for seven years at the boutique litigation firm Neal & Harwell, PLC, where he had the opportunity to play a prominent role representing ExxonMobil, Bridgestone and other regional and multi-national corporations in an array of high-stakes cases. Before that, Jeff served as a law clerk to Judge Susan H. Black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school, he spent a semester working for the Office of the Attorney General of Guyana in South America.
American Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association – Treasurer (2018); Assistant Treasurer (2017)
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Room In The Inn – Board President (2015-present); Board of Directors (2012-present)
Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission – Commissioner (2014-present)
Tennessee Justice Center – Board of Directors; Development Committee
Belmont Inn of Court (2016-present)
Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division – Board of Directors (2008-2015)
Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum – 2014 Inaugural Class
Young Leaders Council – Spring 2011 Class
Harry Phillips American Inn of Court (2010-2012)
Legal Aid Society – HELP and Operation Stand Down volunteer
Represented Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOBE) in its acquisition by Post Holdings, Inc.
Successful representation of a public company in an 18-month Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation related to accounting and disclosure issues, resulting in a decision by the SEC to terminate the investigation
Successfully represented a company in a confidential Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation arising from a former employee’s complaint about allegedly improper accounting practices
Tennessee Justice Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2017)
Center for Nonprofit Management 30 in their 30’s — Honoree
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2015-2017)
Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator
Georgia Law Review – Note Editor (2006-2007); Editorial Board (2005-2006)