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Matthew L Jacobs

Jones Day

Washington, DC, USA

Matthew L Jacobs is a partner in Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office. He is a member of the firm's
litigation department and its insurance litigation and counselling, reinsurance, antitrust litigation and international arbitration practices. Mr Jacobs is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell's highest
recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr Jacobs is responsible for complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation matters in state and federal
courts, and he regularly advises corporations on the availability of insurance coverage for a wide variety of
claims, including those related to directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, mortgage lending
practices, mold and water damage, business interruption losses, product liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits, regulatory investigations and environmental matters and claims arising from the
installation of Chinese drywall.

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr Jacobs spent 18 years at K&L Gates, where he led the insurance practice
group in Washington, DC office. He also served as law clerk to John W Kern, III of the District of Columbia
Court of Appeals (1981-1982) and worked for five and one-half years as an associate at Covington & Burling.

Mr Jacobs has been recognised by his clients and peers through the following publications Chambers USA
Client's Guide for Insurance, 2006-2010 (District of Columbia), and Guide to the World's Leading Insurance
and Reinsurance Lawyers, 2006, 2007 (Legal Media Group).

He contributed to the work of the American Bar Association's task force on environmental insurance coverage
litigation. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board of the Environmental Claims Journal and the
insurance editorial advisory board of Law360. Mr Jacobs has been quoted extensively on developments in
insurance law in Business Week, Business Insurance, Mealey's Litigation Reports and National Underwriter,
and he also discussed the availability of insurance coverage for various matters on WGMS 103.5, as part of
The Legal Perspective.

Mr Jacobs was also listed in Best Lawyers in America for insurance law and in the 2009 and 2010 editions of
Washington, DC Super Lawyers for insurance coverage litigation.

Mr Jacobs graduated from Princeton University in 1977 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in


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