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Jacob is an experienced and efficient litigator who has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex and high-stakes cases in federal and state courts and arbitral proceedings.  He has also resolved narrower disputes requiring the careful evaluation of the uncertainties, costs, and benefits of litigation.  Jacob has experience in all stages of litigation in a diverse mix of disputes involving intellectual property, restrictive covenants, the purchase and sale of companies, and commercial leases, among other things.

Jacob spent the first six years of his legal career in New York, first with Sullivan & Cromwell, where he represented financial institutions, and then with Davis & Gilbert, where he represented companies of all sizes, as well as individuals (size not an issue).  Jacob also served as law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Lynch, then chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Boston.  Jacob graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys camping and hiking, literary fiction, and arguing about the relative merits of “prestige” TV dramas.  A native of the Puget Sound area, Jacob is happy to be home in the Pacific Northwest, although he misses New York’s bagels.

Areas of Practice

Prior Professional Experience

  • Davis & Gilbert LLP, New York City NY, 2015-2018
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York City NY, 2012-2015
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Sandra Lynch, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Boston MA, 2011-2012


  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2011
    • Harvard Law Review, 2009-2011
  • Pacific Lutheran University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York