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Brian A. Jacobs

Brian A. Jacobs

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

New York, NY, USA


Brian A. Jacobs, a former federal prosecutor, is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents individuals and organizations in criminal, civil, and regulatory matters, internal corporate investigations, and appellate litigation. His cases have involved allegations of financial fraud, antitrust violations, accounting fraud, insider trading, public corruption, and trade-secrets theft.

Brian previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was Deputy Chief of Appeals. During his six and a half years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brian led the investigations and prosecutions of a wide range of federal crimes, including bank, wire, mail, and securities fraud, public corruption, money laundering, obstruction of justice, embezzlement, and cybercrime.

In April 2016, Brian was named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, which recognizes “attorneys 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.” The Law Journal acknowledged Brian for handling “an impressive roster of headline-producing cases and successful prosecutions of corruption and other criminal cases” as a federal prosecutor. The Legal 500 United States has recommended Brian in the area of securities litigation, calling him “a superstar.” Additionally, Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys recognized Brian as a “Future Star” and named him to its inaugural Under 40 Hot List. Brian is the co-author of “Insider Trading,” a chapter in the treatise White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses, and is also a regular contributor to The Insider Blog on Forbes.com.

In his courtroom work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brian successfully conducted nine jury trials, including multiple high-profile public corruption matters and complex white-collar cases.  In addition to his successful trial work, Brian is also an accomplished appellate advocate. He personally argued ten appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as Deputy Chief of Appeals, he co-authored briefs and supervised oral arguments in more than 50 appellate cases.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brian was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP.  Brian received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where he was an Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review, was named a James Kent Scholar each year, and was awarded the Paul R. Hays prize for civil procedure and the Charles Bathgate Beck prize for property law. He received his B.A. from Yale College in 2001, cum laude, with distinction in the English major.

Brian A. Jacobs is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Chapter 12A: Insider Trading, ALM Media Properties LLC, White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (2017) - Insider Trading Law 2017, Friday, July 21, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law - Insider Trading Law 2017, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law - A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law - A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law - A Pivotal Time for Insider Trading Law, Tuesday, July 25, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Insider Trading Law 2017, Friday, July 28, 2017, New York, NY
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