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.
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.
- “Judgment Debtors Using the Fifth Amendment to Shield Their Assets,” US Law Week Blog, Bloomberg BNA, July 15, 2014
- “International Commercial Arbitrations: Beware Of Hidden Costs and Delays,” Law360, June 4, 2014
- “Destroying Evidence? There’s No Law against It,” The Recorder, April 21, 2014