Prior to joining Weil in 1979, Mr. Jacob served as the Associate Regional Administrator of the New York office of the SEC.
At Weil, Mr. Jacob concentrated his practice in the representation of debtors, creditors, and committees in domestic and cross-border restructurings of financially distressed companies in and out of formal court proceedings.
Mr. Jacob served as Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since its inception. He served as a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations and a member of the Aircraft Financing subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the ABA and its Forum on Air and Space law.
Mr. Jacob frequently published articles on diverse bankruptcy issues for numerous publications. He served as a co-editor of the two-volume Reorganizing Failing Businesses and the lead editor and co-author of Restructurings.
Mr. Jacob served on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the New York State Task Force on Public Authority Reform, and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
Mr. Jacob was a Founder and Chair of YouthBridge NY, and he was Chairman of the Board of Legal Assistance for the Jewish Poor, which conferred on him its Access to Justice Award. Mr. Jacob also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Chinese American Planning Council, as Special Counsel to and member of the Board of the Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture, and as Counsel to Aspira of New York.
He received his J.D. cum laude from New York Law School.