Gabriel Z. Reynoso

Practice Areas:

Professional Liability Litigation, Securities Litigation and Arbitration, Securities Regulation and Compliance, Commercial and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment, Directors and Officers, Product Liability Litigation, Intellectual Property and Cyber Law
Office Locations: California
Tel: (310) 836-4800 Fax: (310) 836-4801


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Gabriel (Gabe) Z. Reynoso is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP. He is a trial attorney with over a decade of experience in various forms of complex litigation and arbitrations. He has represented institutional and individual clients, as both plaintiff and defendants, in connection with general commercial, complex litigation, labor and employment and intellectual property litigation matters, including securities, California Unfair Competition Law (UCL)/Fair Advertising Law (FAL), and wage/hour class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California state labor and employment laws, as well as professional negligence actions filed in state and federal courts throughout California and in other states such as New York, Delaware and Washington. Additionally, he has participated in several successful international commercial arbitrations. He has also participated in mediations and other forms of dispute resolution and has repeatedly negotiated favorable settlements for his clients.

Additionally, Mr. Reynoso has represented and advised clients in connection with administrative proceedings and government inquiries initiated by the SEC, DOJ, FBI, IRS, SROs (including FINRA) and various state regulators. He has also counseled clients in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions brought by the SEC, DOJ, FBI, IRS, CFTC, OCC and variety of state regulators, including coordinating internal investigations at both public and private companies involving suspected violations of state and federal laws. Additionally, he has advised clients on compliance and corporate governance issues and has assisted with and coordinated legal due diligence in connection with proposed transactions involving clients.

During the course of his career, Mr. Reynoso's representative matters, which have included cross-border disputes, international litigation and multi-district litigation, have involved claims of breach of contract, fraud, negligence, interference with prospective economic advantage, unfair business practices and competition, false advertising, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, labor code violations, misappropriation of privacy rights, breaches of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, civil RICO and cybersquatting under the Lanham Act. He has also worked on a range of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and ERISA litigation matters in state and federal courts involving allegations of insider trading, accounting fraud, issuance of false proxy statements, stock option backdating and breaches of fiduciary duty under Delaware state law and ERISA.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Reynoso practiced law for over ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked at both international and regional law firms. His practice currently includes a variety of securities, employment and professional liability litigation matters.

Mr. Reynoso received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2004. Prior to that, he attended UC Berkeley, where he earned his B.A. in Sociology and Chicano Studies.

Mr. Reynoso is admitted to practice law in California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

Mr. Reynoso has been an active member of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Hispanic National Bar Association and Columbia Alumni Club of Northern California. He was also previously an executive board member of the Barristers Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco as well as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for the Latino Law Student Association of Columbia University School of Law.

Mr. Reynoso was selected to Northern California's Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2013 and 2014 and to Southern California's Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2015 and 2016. He was also included in the Lawyer of Color's Hot List in 2014. Prior to that, in 2013, Mr. Reynoso was named to the international list of "Latino American Who's Who".

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author and Editor, ALI-ABA Securities Litigation Program: Defending Securities Claims (2007)
  • Contributor, Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter
  • Destroying Evidence? There's No Law Against It, The Recorder (April 21, 2014)
  • International Commercial Arbitrations: Beware Of Hidden Costs and Delays, Law360 (June 4, 2014)
  • Judgment Debtors Using the Fifth Amendment To Shield Their Assets, Bloomberg BNA's US Law Week (Jul. 15, 2014)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco: "Arbitrating International Commercial Disputes: A Basic Primer" (Mar. 27, 2014)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco: "Enforcing Arbitration Awards: A Basic Primer" (Oct. 15, 2014)