Jacob develops novel approaches to traditional banking and business disputes for his clients. He has extensive experience representing major financial institutions – banks, mortgage lenders and mortgage loan servicers – particularly with respect to mortgage banking and lender liability, commercial tenancy, and general business litigation.
Jacob obtains results for his clients through innovative solutions to new and unique challenges. What’s more, because he is skilled at developing original arguments for addressing re-litigated issues, Jacob is able to provide his financial institutions clients with positive outcomes to a wide range of ongoing disputes, including through both pretrial dispositive motions and appellate rulings.
In addition to a strong financial institutions dispute practice, Jacob has significant experience assisting a wide range of companies on general business and employment litigation. In all cases, he works closely with his clients to identify the right solution – based on their strategic and business objectives – for resolving the matter at hand.
While in law school, Jacob interned with both the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Investment Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Prior to his admittance to the bar, Jacob was an investigator for the Employee Benefits and Securities Administration of the United States Department of Labor, where he worked on ERISA related issues and violations.
Represented a major mortgage lender in an action brought by a borrower who claimed that the lender did not obtain beneficial interest in their loan. Borrower appealed the lower court’s decision in an attempt to dismiss the borrower’s quiet title cause of action, for failure to state a valid claim. The California Court of Appeal affirmed the ruling in favor of his client.
Represented a shareholder in a corporate dispute who lost his status as majority shareholder after a portion of his shares were taken by means of deceit. The California Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of Jacob’s client, reestablishing him as the majority shareholder of the corporation.
UCLA School of Law. J.D., 2009
University of California, Irvine, B.S. with Honors, in Economics and Sociology, 2006