Jacob is a broad-spectrum New York and Pennsylvania labor and employment litigator. He has handled discrimination and retaliation claims, wage-and-hour matters, restrictive covenant and confidentiality disputes, and ERISA litigations.

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Labor and employment litigations can be won or lost on both the facts and the law. Jacob takes pride in conducting detailed and cost-effective factual investigations, and then devising creative legal approaches to achieving victories on the merits. He also takes a "business first" approach, recognizing that his clients' business objectives should guide overall legal strategy.

Jacob's practice focuses on representing employers in discrimination, wage & hour, restrictive covenant, executive compensation, and traditional labor matters. In addition to his overall level of client service, he takes pride in uncovering creative solutions to thorny issues.

Jacob's experience includes 12 years of litigation primarily in labor and employment law, and three years as a federal law clerk. He has served as counsel of record in approximately 200 litigations and arbitrations, including more than 150 alone in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Jacob has litigated approximately 200 matters, and has served two different federal clerkships. He understands how judges think. Jacob prides himself on succinctly, persuasively, and creatively telling his clients' stories to achieve favorable results for them.

Jacob uses Seyfarth's technology and process tools to ensure that clients aren't billed for reinventing the wheel each case. When preparing briefs, he uses his experience and knowledge on judges' preferences to draft punchy, compelling papers tailored to each individual judge.

Jacob enjoys working in Seyfarth's collegial atmosphere, where colleagues work collaboratively to meet client objectives.

  • JD, Columbia University Law School
  • BA, University of Michigan

    With honors

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania