Paul W. Jacobs II

Counsel
BIO
EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION
AFFILIATIONS
RECOGNITIONS
INSIGHTS & NOTABLES

Paul W. Jacobs II has extensive experience in representing both private and public clients, including local government bodies, on a variety of issues before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies.  Representation of private clients includes commercial disputes and federal and state securities laws.

PRACTICE AREAS
Trials / Appeals / Alternative Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property Litigation
Municipal Governance 

ADMISSIONS
• Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• U.S. Supreme Court

Representative Matters
• Defense of companies against business conspiracy, trade secret and interference with contract claims.
• Representation of private clients in commercial disputes, security law and intellectual property rights matters.
• Representation of local governments in matters including voting rights and redistricting, water rights, contractual disputes, zoning, public procurement, constitutional claims and airport-related disputes.

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1977

University of Aberdeen, Scotland, postgraduate research

Harvard University, B.A., with honors, 1973

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

VCU Parkinson's Disease Campaign Steering Committee

ClearPoint Financial Services, Inc. (A nonprofit credit counseling service)
• Former Board Member

Housing Opportunities Made Equal Committee
• Former Member, Board of Trustees

Congregation Beth Ahabah
• Former Member, Board of Managers

 

The Best Lawyers in America©
• Commercial Litigation, 2010-2022

SELECT PUBLICATIONS
Campus Martius: The Field of Mars in the Life of Ancient Rome, Cambridge University Press (2014)
• Coauthor, "Racial Polarization in Vote Dilution Cases Under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: The Impact of Thornburg v. Gingles," 3 Journal of Law and Politics 295 (1986)

SELECT PRESENTATIONS
• Mr. Jacobs has lectured at conferences and programs on voting rights and water rights matters.