Jacob Grubman

Associate
Biography

Jake Grubman’s years as Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as well as his experience in the litigation group of a global Am Law 50 law firm, have given him broad perspective and knowledge of the range of litigation and investigation challenges faced by Ifrah Law clients.

His role at the Court of Appeals entailed close work with a rotating slate of preeminent federal judges, whom he supported on high-profile emergency motions, substantive and procedural motions, and appeals involving complex issues of administrative law, international litigation, immigration matters, post-conviction relief, and other claims against the federal government.

In private practice, Jake has represented corporate and nonprofit clients, including Fortune 500 companies and major universities, in litigation involving Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, product liability class-action suits, and commercial real estate disputes, to name a few. He has experience in internal investigations by both private employers and government agencies into such claims as potential violations of U.S. sanctions and export controls, alleged misuse of company funds, and corruption.

Strongly committed to public service, Jake has provided pro bono representation to unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings though the Legal Aid Society of New York, political prisoners before the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and local and national non-profit organizations. During law school, he assisted Professor Jane Ginsburg with research on copyright law in emerging technologies, as well as updates to the textbook Copyright (Gorman et al., 9th ed., 2017).

Jake’s internships included work with the New Jersey institute for Social Justice in Newark, NJ, the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and the Better Government Association in Chicago, IL. Prior to law school, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Malaysia.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, NY Juris Doctor (2016): James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Executive Digital Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems; Chapter President, Native American Law Students Association; Publication: Methods for Managing Risk and Promoting Resident-Centered Care in Nursing Homes, 49 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 217 (2016).
  • University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts (2011); Fulbright Scholarship; Special Honors in Law, Letters, and Society

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

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