Jeff Gibson has extensive experience representing clients in complex civil litigation and government investigations across a range of diverse industries, including healthcare, financial services, energy and technology. In addition to maintaining a business litigation practice, he defends individuals and companies facing quasi-criminal civil fraud claims, white collar criminal charges, and compliance violations. He leads internal investigations and provides crisis management services. Jeff also has significant experience in responding to data breaches, including conducting internal investigations to determine scope and causation, fulfilling federal and state notice requirements, and responding to regulatory enforcement inquiries and actions. In addition, Jeff is 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 — Board Member (2019); Treasurer (2018); Assistant Treasurer (2017)
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Room In The Inn — Board President (2015-2018); 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
Nashville Business Journal — 40 Under 40 (2019)
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee — Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2019)
Tennessee Justice Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2017)
Center for Nonprofit Management 30 in their 30’s — Honoree
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2018-2019); “Rising Star” (2015-2017)
Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator
Georgia Law Review — Note Editor (2006-2007); Editorial Board (2005-2006)