Sam Jacobson is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He joined the firm in 2015.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Jacobson clerked for Judge Jane J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and served as a DC Bar Pro Bono Fellow at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Jacobson received his J.D. with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2014, where he was an editor of the Texas Law Review and a member of the Chancellors honor society. During law school, Mr. Jacobson represented indigent criminal defendants as a member of UT Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic and litigated civil rights issues as a member of the Civil Rights Clinic.
Before law school, Mr. Jacobson worked as an investigator for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. While at the FTC, he spearheaded an investigation into a company that was deceptively marketing government grant and make-money-from-home opportunities. As a result of his and others efforts, the FTC was successful in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the company, effectively halting the scam and preserving the company’s assets for consumer redress.
Mr. Jacobson graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University in 2008 with a B.A. and departmental honors in religion. He also received the M. Holmes Hartshorne Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion.