Jeff M. Gutkin

Jeff Gutkin is a partner in the Cooley Litigation department. He joined the Firm in 2000 and is resident in the San Francisco office.

Mr. Gutkin's practice focuses on class action defense, internet privacy litigation, antitrust litigation, and other complex business litigation matters. As a member of the Firm's Commercial Class Action group, Mr. Gutkin has defended clients in a broad variety of class actions and complex multi-district litigations. These matters have spanned numerous industries (social networking, computer graphics, online advertising, medical devices) and been litigated on behalf of numerous, multi-national corporations, including Facebook, Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, and Covidien Inc. (formerly Tyco Healthcare).

In addition to Mr. Gutkin's work on class actions, he also recently represented NVIDIA Corporation in a multi-year licensing dispute with Intel Corporation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Shortly after joining the Firm, Mr. Gutkin took a leave to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel Conti, Federal District Court Judge for the Northern District of California. Mr. Gutkin served part of his clerkship in New York City, while Judge Conti sat by designation on the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Gutkin received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. Mr. Gutkin received a BA, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1995 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He majored in Political Science, with a minor in Creative Writing.

Mr. Gutkin is a member of the State Bar of California.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Commercial Class Action Litigation, 3) Privacy & Data Protection and 4) Antitrust & Competition
Law School The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2000
Admitted Year 1993
Education Brandeis University, B.A., 1995
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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