Gregory Barbee

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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South Hope Street 333
Los Angeles 90071 CA US

Gregory P. Barbee is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Barbee specializes in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on general business disputes and intellectual property. In the general business context, Mr. Barbee has represented businesses and individuals in litigation and arbitrations related to contractual disputes, business torts, real estate, the entertainment industry and government contracts.

Mr. Barbee’s intellectual property expertise includes patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, unfair competition, computer, Internet and domain name litigation and arbitrations.  In the government contracts area, Mr. Barbee provides compliance program advice and counsel and conducts investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA).

He is also an editor of the 2016 Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook (Thomson Reuters), an annual publication addressing cloud computing issues and solutions for commercial and government end users and suppliers. Mr. Barbee successfully defended a transportation company in a putative class action. The court dismissed the case and granted our client’s Anti-SLAPP motion, awarding our client attorney’s fees. The case settled on appeal.

Mr. Barbee was Lead Trial Counsel representing a telecommunications company defending against a putative class action related to a partnership and royalty dispute. The putative class action settled favorably. Mr. Barbee represented the same company in several patent infringement lawsuits brought by the company (all of which also settled favorably, before and after trial), and in a prior dispute by another partner.

Mr. Barbee was Lead Trial Counsel on behalf of Northrop Grumman in case brought by one of Northrop Grumman’s subcontractors, Merit Engineering, for breach of contract, conversion, unfair business practices, interference with contract and fraud. After a series of favorable rulings on various motions, the case settled while Merit was in the process of appealing those rulings.

Mr. Barbee represented Suissa Miller in breach of contract and declaratory relief claims against and by Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation. After a three-day court trial, the United States District Court for the Central District of California found for Suissa Miller and entered a judgment awarding Suissa Miller its contractual damages.


  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1996, Order of the Coif, Managing Articles Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • State Courts in California


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