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Jon is an experienced litigator, having worked on over one thousand securities cases and regulatory investigations. He has spent his entire legal career practicing securities litigation and has successfully represented some of the most demanding clients in multi-million-dollar disputes throughout Florida and United States. Prior to founding Jacobson Law P.A., Jon was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., a 1,700+ attorney, 35+ office, international law firm, where he focused his practice on securities litigation.
Jon has represented individual and corporate clients in civil actions in state and federal court (at the trial and appellate level); in regulatory investigations (including FINRA, NASD, SEC, CFTC, and state regulatory investigations); in FINRA, NASD, NYSE, NFA, AAA, and JAMS arbitrations; and in private mediations around the country.
Jon has authored and co-authored numerous articles on FINRA’s rules, securities laws, and securities arbitration and is considered to be an authority on these subjects. Jon also regularly participates at national seminars and conferences on the topics of securities fraud, investment disputes, and current developments in securities laws and industry rules and regulations.
Before he became an attorney, Jon was a trader on the International Equity Lending Desk of Paribas Capital Markets, where he worked with the bank’s London, Paris, and Singapore offices to manage a global, $1.2 billion portfolio of investments. Prior to that, Jon was an editorial assistant for Motor Boating & Sailing, a nationally distributed magazine owned by The Hearst Corporation; he worked for the State of Maryland’s Department of International Business Development promoting business opportunities between state companies and international firms; and he taught English as a Second Language both to high school students and to Japanese expat businessmen.
Jon earned his B.A. (in Creative Writing and French) at The Johns Hopkins University, his M.A. (in French Literature) at New York University, and his J.D. at Duke University. Jon is admitted to practice law in Florida; Massachusetts; the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; the District of Massachusetts; and the Courts of Appeals for the First, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||09/29/2020|
|Founder/Attorney||Jacobson Law P.A.||2014 - Present|
|Shareholder/Attorney||Greenberg Traurig||2000 - 2014|
|Attorney||Steel Hector & Davis||1998 - 2000|
|Summer Associate||White & Case||1997 - 1997|
|Trader||Banque Paribas, Paribas Capital Markets||1994 - 1995|
|Assistant Editor||Motor Boating & Sailing Magazine, Hearst Magazines||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2014|
|Greenberg Traurig Securities Litigation & Enforcement News||Ninth Circuit Reverses Securities Fraud Conviction Based on Admission of Prior Complaint||2012|
|Greenberg Traurig Securities Litigation & Enforcement News||FINRA’s New Know Your Customer and Suitability Rules||2012|
|Greenberg Traurig Securities LItigation & Enforcement News||Florida Increases Penalties for Unregistered Securities Sales||2012|
|Greenberg Traurig Securities Litigation & Enforcement News||Does Your Firm’s Standard Lien Language Create a Possibility That Your Customer’s IRAs May Lose Their Exempt Status and Protection from Third-Party Creditors?||2012|
|686 PLI/Corp 265||Respect Your Elders: A Survey of the Rules and Laws that Apply to Claims Brought by Senior Investors||2008|
|Vol. 40, No. 16 Rev. Secs. & Comm. Reg. 185||Appellate Review of Arbitration Decisions||2007|
|1615 PLI/Corp. 749||What Happens in Arbitration, Stays in Arbitration||2007|
|1440 PLI/Corp. 619||Less Than Zero: The Evidentiary Value of Research Analyst Settlements||2004|
|8 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l. L. 469||Your Place or Mine: The Enforceability of Choice-of-Law/Forum Clauses in International Contracts||1998|
|958 PLI/Corp. 599||Punitive Damages in Arbitration: An Undue Process||1996|
|Duke University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|New York University||MA - Masters||1991|
|The Johns Hopkins University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
Posted by William
Sun Apr 30 2017