James Jacobs joined the firm in February 1997. Previously, he practiced in the litigation departments of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California and Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts in New York City. His litigation practice covers a broad spectrum of complex and commercial matters. In addition, Mr. Jacobs counsels clients on litigation prevention and alternative dispute resolution options and advises both executives and corporations with respect to employment and severance agreements. Mr. Jacobs also provides employment law counseling and works with the firm's corporate and securities lawyers on transactional matters such as initial business formation, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Jacobs graduated with honors with an A.B. in Law and Society from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.