Dennis Jacobs
 

Hon. Dennis Jacobs
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Address: 500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 857-8500
(212) 857-8585
(212) 857-8702
(212) 857-8662
Fax: (212) 857-8710
E-mail:
Web site: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Lawyer Profile:

Dennis Jacobs was born and educated in New York City and spent his entire career there as a lawyer and judge. He is a product of New York City public schools from kindergarten through college, and is a 1964 graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York.

He attended New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1964 through 1970, was awarded a Masters degree in English literature at age 21 in 1965, and completed all requirements but dissertation for a Ph.D. in English before he left the Graduate School and crossed Washington Square to enroll at the School of Law. He has taught English at Queens College and at the Nassau County Police Science Academy.

He enrolled in New York University School of Law in 1970 and obtained his JD degree in 1973. He served on the Law Review and was a Pomeroy Scholar.

His entire career as a lawyer was at the Manhattan law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he became a partner in 1980. He appeared in courts in New York and around the country as a litigating lawyer in commercial matters on behalf of the clients of that firm.

In 1992 he was nominated by President Bush to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that had previously been occupied by Wilfred Feinberg and before him by Thurgood Marshall.

As a judge, he has been awarded the Learned Hand Medal for excellence in jurisprudence by the Federal Bar Council,2003; the Eugene J. Keogh Award for distinguished public service by New York University, 2004; the Outstanding Public Service Award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, 2009; and the James Madison Award by the Federalist Society. An honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred in 2009 by St. John's University. He participates on panels, and speaks on legal subjects, and has participated in the Mentor Program for students in the New York City high schools.

Current Employment Position(s):
Judge

Appointed
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1977
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1977
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1974
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1974
Education:
New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1973
J.D.

New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York, 1970
Ph.D.
Major: English

New York University, New York, New York, 1965
M.A.

Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York, 1964
B.A.

Published Works:
Toward a State Remedy for Oil Spill Damages: An Insurance Approach, 47 New York University Law Review, No. 1, 1972

Stroh-Schlitz Tender Offer (With M. Cantor), 15 Review of Securities Regulation, No. 13, 1982

Honors and Awards:
Learned Hand Medal for excellence in jurisprudence by the Federal Bar Council, 2003 - Present

Eugene J. Keogh Award for distinguished public service by New York University, 2004 - Present

Outstanding Public Service Award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, 2009 - Present

James Madison Award by the Federalist Society

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by St. John's University, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member

Federalist Society
Member

Committee on Judicial Resources of the Judicial Conference, 1997 - 2004
Member

Committee on Judicial Resources of the Judicial Conference, 1999 - Present
Chair

Past Employment Positions:
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Chief Judge, October 1, 2006 - September 1, 2013

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, Partner, 1973 - 1992

Queens College of the City University of New York, Teacher, English Department, 1967 - 1969

Birth Information:
1944, New York, New York, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
12/3/2013

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