Jacob Waldman specializes in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on securities and financial fraud. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, and has briefed and argued extensively in bankruptcy, trial, and appellate courts. He has represented securities issuers and other companies based all over the United States and in Europe, Brazil, India, and China, operating in an array of industries, including banking and financial services, Internet/technology, cable/broadband, energy, insurance, construction, and pharmaceuticals. His trial work includes complete defense-side victories in a billion-dollar NASD (now FINRA) securities arbitration and a contract/pharmacy dispute in federal court, as well as a plaintiff-side verdict in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of a former hedge fund partner. His pro bono work includes matters in the real estate, immigration, intellectual property, and criminal areas, and he received an Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from The Legal Aid Society. Before law school, Jacob worked in the real estate and radio industries.
- Obtained dismissal, on behalf of Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, of Section 20(a) claims alleged in a securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York.
- Obtained dismissal, on behalf of Pitney Bowes, of Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 securities fraud class action in Connecticut District Court.
- Defended Verisign in Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 securities fraud class action in the Eastern District of Virginia. Plaintiffs abandoned their claims entirely.
- Represent the PCI Liquidating Trustee, in Minnesota Bankruptcy Court, in efforts to obtain recovery in connection with one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history.
- Represented Express Scripts, a large pharmacy benefits manager, in complete defense-side jury trial victory in federal court.
- Represented India-based technology concern Satyam Computer Services in connection with disputes over certain patents.
- Obtained dismissal, on behalf of Baidu, of First Amendment and Section 1983 claims, in the Southern District of New York.
- Obtained summary judgment and complete disallowance, on behalf of G-I Holdings, of property damage claims asserted by the New York City Housing Authority.
- Obtained dismissal, on behalf of Melinta Therapeutics, of breach of contract claim in Delaware Chancery Court.
- Columbia University School of Law
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- Dartmouth College
(A.B., History, with High Honors, cum laude, 1997)
- The State Bar of New York
- United States Court of Appeals:
- Second Circuit
- United States District Courts:
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- First Amendment Protects Search Engine Results, MLRC MediaLawLetter, May 2014 (with Carey Ramos).
- That's What I Like About Utah: Larkin v. Grendel's Den and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, 37 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 239 (Winter 2003).