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Nationally prominent insurance coverage litigator and counselor Matthew L. Jacobs has joined Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office as a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department and its Insurance Litigation and Counseling Practice.
“Matt is an exceptional talent with significant insurance coverage experience across the board, especially with directors and officers insurance,” said John H. Mathias, Jr., Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling group. “We are very excited about having him join our dynamically growing and highly successful practice of representing businesses and individuals in disputes with their insurers about coverage.”
In addition to D&O insurance issues, for the past 21 years Mr. Jacobs has handled coverage matters for corporations and individual policyholders involving general liability claims (environmental, asbestos, etc.), property damage, business interruption, errors and omissions, mortgage lending practices, mold and water damage, products liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits, regulatory investigations, and intellectual property.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Jacobs had led the insurance coverage practice of the Washington, DC office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP since 1989.
Prior to practicing at K&L Gates, Mr. Jacobs served as law clerk to John W. Kern, III of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and worked for more than five years as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP.
“We’re confident that our corporate clients will be as pleased as we are by the veteran talent and expanded range of service Matt brings to our insurance practice,” added Jenner & Block’s Managing Partner, Gregory S. Gallopoulos.
Mr. Jacobs has published extensively and lectured widely on insurance coverage topics. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1981) and Princeton University (B.A. 1977).