Thursday, April 17, 2014
San Diego (April 17, 2014) – The University of San Diego (USD) will honor Jeffery T. Thomas, '82 (JD), with the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Alumni Awards gala on April 26, 2014.
Thomas is a partner in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He joined the firm in 1983, after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald Brown, presiding justice of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District. He is a co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and antitrust practice groups.
Thomas has successfully litigated significant intellectual property and complex business cases. He recently served as lead trial counsel for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in a significant matter against Oracle in which HP achieved a complete victory after trial.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Celebrating 60 years of alumni success, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.