Precious S. Jacobs-Perry is a partner in the Litigation Department of Jenner & Block LLP. Ms. Jacobs-Perry primarily represents clients in Class Action, Complex Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation matters. Ms. Jacobs-Perry also counsels clients on a variety of legal issues related to data privacy.
Ms. Jacobs-Perry 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 energy, education, insurance, retail, construction services, and financial services. Ms. Jacobs-Perry has assisted in obtaining significant victories for clients and has served as an integral member of key litigation teams that have been able to successfully defend or settle several complex matters over the years, including successfully defending against multi-million dollar class actions filed in state and federal courts in Illinois. 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-Perry maintains an active pro bono practice. She has assisted her pro bono clients with respect to defending against first-degree murder charges, overturning a void regulation utilized by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, and obtaining a settlement against a former employer who violated various human and gender rights laws.
A rising leader in the legal and Chicago community, Ms. Jacobs-Perry is currently a fellow in Leadership Greater Chicago. She was one of only 50 women recognized by Chicago Lawyer Magazine with its inaugural “Influential Women in Law Award” for her work to mentor and promote other women in the profession and their success in the legal community, and for being a shining example of leadership. She was also selected as a 2018 fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program. She has also received the Chicago Scholars’ 35 Under 35 Award, the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division’s Humanitarian Award, the NYU Academic Achievement Program’s Alumni Trailblazer Award and the Family Defense Center’s Major Litigation Award. Ms. Jacobs was also recognized by Crain’s as one of Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers. Prior to joining Jenner and Block, Ms. Jacobs-Perry completed a PILI Fellowship at the Chancery Advice Desk for pro se litigants through the Greater Chicago Legal Clinic.
Ms. Jacobs-Perry 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. She also received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree, cum laude, from New York University.
Ms. Jacobs-Perry serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as a Co-Chair of the firm’s African American Affinity Group and Mother’s Circle. She is also a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.