Gabriel Reilly-Bates focuses on complex civil litigation and represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, trademark, administrative review, consumer protection, ERISA, Fair Labor Standards Act, and probate. Gabe also has handled bankruptcy litigation and represented trustees and creditors in various matters, including exemptions, preferential and fraudulent transfers, objections to discharge and the dischargeability of debt, equitable and conventional subrogation, and the assumption and rejection of leases.
Gabe’s pro bono work includes working with Northwestern University School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic on the preparation of a death-row inmate’s post-conviction petition. The client’s sentence was eventually commuted and he was ultimately released from prison. Gabe also has provided pro bono representation for victims of domestic violence, elderly individuals seeking bankruptcy relief, and for a no-kill animal shelter.
Members of a start-up Bitcoin company in an action against member for breach of duty of loyalty; obtained a temporary restraining order against member and ultimately secured control of the company for the remaining members
A municipal debt collection company in a breach of contract action against a subcontractor that had attempted to usurp the company’s contracts; obtained a preliminary injunction against the subcontractor that led to a successful settlement
A municipality in bankruptcy proceeding challenging the assumption and assignment of an exclusive gaming license that ultimately led to a favorable settlement for the municipality
A foreign-based polymer company in a prosecution of trade secret, covenant-not-to-compete, and non-solicitation litigation against former executives who formed a competing company; obtained a preliminary injunction leading to a favorable settlement
Northwestern University School of Law, 2003, J.D., cum laude
The University of Chicago, 1998, B.A., History, cum laude
Clerkship to Chief Judge Brian D. Lynch of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington (2016 - 2018)