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 is adept at evaluating the uncertainties, costs, and benefits of litigation and frequently resolves disputes without the need for formal proceedings. But when going to court is best, Jacob is ready: his experience spans all stages of litigation, from pre-complaint demand to trial to appeal, and he has handled a diverse mix of disputes involving, among other things, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, the purchase and sale of companies, and commercial leases.
Jacob began his legal career in New York at the international law firm Sullivan & Cromwell,where he handled securities fraud cases and government investigations for international financial institutions. Jacob also worked at the mid-size firm Davis & Gilbert, where he handled matters for leading marketing and communications firms. After law school, Jacob 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.
Jacob is a native of Western Washington, and thus grew up in a pair of hiking boots. In his free time, Jacob still enjoys camping and hiking, as well as reading literary fiction and watching birds.
BP 399 Park Avenue LLC v. Pret A Manger (USA) Limited & Pret 399 Park, Inc. Defended owner of international chain of sandwich shops against commercial landlord’s claims asserting chain subsidiary’s breach of lease and seeking to pierce the corporate veil to recover damages from the chain’s owner; obtained favorable summary judgment; case favorably settled after appellate ruling substantially upholding summary judgment.