North Texas Chapter
Jay Tabor '86
Jay Tabor is a partner in the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice and has a national reputation as a “go-to” corporate lawyer for companies’ most important transactions. During the past four years, Jay has led transactions with a combined dollar value of more than $50 billion for clients including General Electric and Kinder Morgan. Jay is the youngest of the six Texas-based mergers and acquisition lawyers to be ranked by Chambers USA® in its most-elite “Band 1” category. Jay earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Christian University in 1986. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1990.
Jay and his wife, Susan, also an Oklahoma Christian alumna, are active members of Prestonwood Church and are involved in a number of local missions, including the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center and H.I.S. Bridgebuilders. They provided the lead gift to establish the “John Maple History Scholarship Fund” at OC.
Jay was a 2016 recipient of the North Texas Chapters Lawson Award. He retired from his law practice last year and is enjoying spending more time with his family and traveling.
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