Jacob Tracer is a partner in the firm’s nationally recognized Content, Media and Entertainment Practice. His practice focuses on litigating and counseling clients regarding intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, primarily matters related to copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, contracts, and business torts. He is also a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice.
Mr. Tracer’s experience includes representing clients at every stage of litigation, including trials and arbitration hearings. Many of his matters involve novel and complex copyright issues, particularly in cases where copyright law is applied to new technologies.
Mr. Tracer also maintains an active pro bono practice. For example, he recently helped lead a team that obtained a significant settlement on behalf of a class of Army veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health conditions during their service. That settlement was featured in numerous news reports, including in The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Mr. Tracer received his JD cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he received the Judge Abraham Lieberman Award for outstanding scholarship in the area of criminal law, worked as an articles editor for the Annual Survey of American Law, and was a member of the Civil Rights Clinic. He previously graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles and also received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Mr. Tracer has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Ronnie Abrams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tracer worked as an editor on the syndication desk of The New York Times.