Jeremy S. Ochsenbein

Jeremy Ochsenbein is an associate in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department as well as its Government Contracts Practice Group, Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group, and Law Firm Defense Practice Group. Prior to joining the Denver office, Mr. Ochsenbein worked in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Ochsenbein has significant experience preparing dispositive motions and handling complex discovery and motion practice in state and federal courts. He has assisted clients with federal and California False Claims Act and whistleblower claims, with particular focus on qui tam actions filed against educational institutions. Additionally, Mr. Ochsenbein has defended clients in a range of environmental matters. He also has significant experience representing national law firms in liability actions. Matters in which Mr. Ochsenbein has served as a key member include:

Represented a for-profit educational institution against False Claims Act allegations brought by a former employee, resulting in a dismissal of all claims after the Southern District of Florida granted Gibson Dunn’s motion for summary judgment.
Represented a for-profit educational institution against retaliation claims brought by a former employee brought pursuant to the California False Claims Act, with the court dismissing all claims based on Gibson Dunn’s demurrer, a decision which was subsequently affirmed by a California Court of Appeal.
Represented an AmLaw 100 law firm against malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by the third-party beneficiary of a trust, including preparing and arguing a demurrer in Los Angeles Superior Court that resulted in the dismissal of all claims.
Represented an AmLaw 100 law firm against claims of malpractice, California False Claims Act violations, breach of contract, and equitable indemnity stemming from one of the largest municipal corruption scandals in California history, obtaining a voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice and a costs award prior to the close of discovery.
Represented a former government defense contractor in a cost recovery action involving trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchlorate contamination.
Represented a major hotel-casino in an action for breach of contract and other claims arising out of a promotional agreement related to a major poker tournament, resulting in a settlement prior to the close of discovery.
Represented a non-profit entity engaged in a public-private partnership with the State of California against First Amendment and California constitutional claims stemming from a contract dispute.

Mr. Ochsenbein earned a Juris Doctor in 2009 from the Duke University School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal. He was a Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude with a major in Environmental Studies and earning Phi Beta Kappa honors. Mr. Ochsenbein also received a Master of Planning and Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ochsenbein worked as a planner for cities in the Southern California area.

Mr. Ochsenbein is admitted to practice law in the states of Colorado and California, and has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort, 2) Government Contracts and 3) Law Firm Defense
Law School Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Admitted Year 2009
Education University of Southern California, M.S., 1999
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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