Najah A. Jacobs is an Associate in the Firm’s Philadelphia office and practices in the Firm’s Consumer Protection, Mass Torts, and Antitrust practice groups.
Recently, the Honorable Mary M. Rowland appointed Najah to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Leadership Development Committee (LDC) of MDL 3060 in the Hair Relaxer Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, situated in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In this case, Najah represents plaintiffs diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer caused by chemical hair straightening products.
Najah was also chosen by the Plaintiffs’ Leadership Committee to serve on the Discovery Committee in the Preterm Infant Formula NEC Multidistrict Litigation in the Northern District of Illinois (Abbott Laboratories Preterm Infant Nutrition Prod. Liab. Lit – MDL No. 3026).
Before joining the Firm, Ms. Jacobs was an associate at a Philadelphia law firm, where she focused her practice on commercial litigation and product liability cases in federal and state courts against allegations related to serious personal injuries and property damage. She also worked as an associate at a large regional law firm, where she defended large oil companies in multi-district litigations. During her time there, Najah played a major role in formulating a defense strategy and obtaining a favorable disposition for the City of Philadelphia in a constitutional rights case brought by the Fraternal Order of Police over an alleged “do not call list.”
Najah graduated from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she was an active leader. Najah served as the President of the Black Law Students Association, a Law School Ambassador, a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow, and as a Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow, where she taught high school students about their constitutional rights. Najah was also the Executive Symposium Editor of the Drexel Law Review and a competitor on Drexel’s nationally recognized Trial Team, leading the group to back-to-back victories in national mock trial competitions against some of the nation’s top law schools. During law school, Najah served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and also served as an intern for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Najah is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Kline School of Law, serving as a coach and mentor for teams competing in national trial advocacy competitions.
- Panelist, Rutgers Law School’s Minority Student Program Pre-Law Diversity Conference (January 2020)
- Panelist, Diversity in the Legal Profession, Kline School of Law (November 2018)
- Host, Race and Policing: Defining the Problem and Developing Solutions, Drexel Law Review Symposium (October 2017)
- Presenter, Universal Creighton Charter School’s Second Annual Career Day (May 2017)
Business and Community Leadership
- Executive Board Member, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
- Co-Chair, Black Law Alumni Association of Kline
- Co-Chair, Thomas Jefferson University’s Law and Society Alumni Council Advisory Board
- Fellow and Alumnus, Philadelphia Diversity Group, Fellow and Alumnus
- Mentor, Kline School of Law’s Stephen and Sandra Sheller Diversity Pipeline Mentoring Program
- Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Member
- Panelist, Diversity Equity & Inclusion in Mass Torts, Mass Torts Made Perfect (October 2023)
- Panelist, Why Antitrust, ABA Antitrust Law Section and Rutgers University’s Institute for Information Policy and Law (RIIPL) (November 2022)
Honors & Awards
- Named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty list (2023)
- Named “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer (2023)
- Member – Pennsylvania Bar
- Member – New Jersey Bar
- Admitted – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Honorable Robert B. Kugler, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Extern)