Precious S. Jacobs is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Jacobs primarily represents clients in Products Liability, Class Action, Complex Commercial, and Franchising and Distribution Dispute matters. Ms. Jacobs also counsels clients on a variety of legal issues related to data privacy.
Ms. Jacobs has significant experience in a variety of forums, including in state and federal courts across the country in cases involving complex contractual disputes in a variety of industries, including retail, construction services, and financial services. Ms. Jacobs has assisted in obtaining significant victories for clients in her matters and has served as an integral member of key litigation teams that have been able to successfully settle several complex matters over the years. She also counsels clients on a number of data privacy related issues, specifically in the use of physical security measures to protect highly confidential and proprietary information. In addition to her diverse litigation and counseling experience, Ms. Jacobs maintains an active pro bono practice. Ms. Jacobs has assisted her pro bono clients with respect to defending against first-degree murder charges and overturning a void regulation utilized by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services.
Ms. Jacobs is currently a fellow in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program, a program dedicated to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. She has also received the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division’s Humanitarian Award, Academic Achievement Program at NYU’s Alumni Trailblazer Award, and Family Defense Center’s Major Litigation Award. Prior to joining Jenner and Block, Ms. Jacobs completed a PILI Fellowship at the Chancery Advice Desk for pro se litigants through the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Ms. Jacobs received her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she also received two Rickert Awards for Excellence in Advocacy and Service.
Ms. Jacobs serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and as the Co-Chair of the firm’s African American Affinity Group. Ms. Jacobs is also a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.