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Ms. Jacobs is an Associate in the Firm’s Philadelphia office and practices in the Firm’s Consumer Protection and Employee Benefits & ERISA practice groups.

Before joining the Firm, Ms. Jacobs was an associate at a Philadelphia law firm, where she focused her practice on commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on litigation involving financial products and representation of broker-dealers in FINRA arbitration matters related to the purchase and sale of securities and insurance products.  She also worked as an associate at a large regional law firm, where she defended large oil companies in complex statewide environmental litigation.  During her time there, Ms. Jacobs 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.”

Ms. Jacobs graduated from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she was an active leader.  Ms. Jacobs 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.  Ms. Jacobs 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, Ms. Jacobs 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.

Ms. Jacobs 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.

Professional Leadership

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

Co-Chair, Thomas Jefferson University’s Law and Society Alumni Council Advisory Board

Fellow and Alumnus, Philadelphia Diversity Group, Fellow and Alumnus

Member, Kline School of Law’s Stephen and Sandra Sheller Diversity Pipeline Mentoring Program

Member, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia

Member, Philadelphia Bar Association Member

Credentials

Education:

Law School

Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Undergraduate

Philadelphia University, BA Law and Society - cum laude

Admissions

Member – Pennsylvania Bar

Member – New Jersey Bar

Admitted – Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Clerkships

Honorable Robert B. Kugler, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Extern)


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