Jeffrey S. Jacobovitz

1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
202.677.4056 phone

Jeffrey S. Jacobovitz, Chair of the Antitrust and Competition practice, concentrates in antitrust, white collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation. This includes more than 40 criminal and civil jury trials as first chair and 15 appellate arguments nationwide. Mr. Jacobovitz has also conducted negotiations for various high-profile professionals in law and the media.

Mr. Jacobovitz is a member of the Long Range Planning Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. Mr. Jacobovitz is the former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the Antitrust Section and its Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee. He is also former attorney with the Federal Trade Commission.

His antitrust clients have included corporations, trade associations, Health Care and Life Sciences companies, sports leagues and individuals. His extensive criminal defense experience ranges from white collar prosecutions involving antitrust, money laundering, fraud, perjury, forfeiture, and tax evasion charges to major Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiracy indictments. Mr. Jacobovitz has been a guest lecturer for individual classes at Georgetown University Law School, the Washington College of Law and Howard University Law School on defending criminal antitrust cases. His civil litigation experience includes antitrust, fraud, tort, breach of contract, health care, class action, privacy, FCRA, TCPA, Qui Tam and defamation cases.

Mr. Jacobovitz has successfully represented clients who have been the subjects of independent counsel investigations, including White House officials and employees.

He also represented a proposed intervenor in the initial U.S. v Microsoft antitrust litigation and argued both in the U.S. District Court and the District of Columbia Circuit. Among his recent cases included lead representation of one of the few senior tax partners at a major accounting firm to avoid indictment for tax evasion and related crimes and representation of a defendant in the allegedly largest bribery scheme in the history of government contracting.

In 2006, Mr. Jacobovitz’s representation of Compass Marketing in an antitrust case helped create new law. The Maryland Court of Appeals, on a certified issue from federal court, unanimously (7-0) adopted his client’s position after oral argument and broadened state jurisdiction in Maryland over both criminal and civil defendants in conspiracy cases – James J. Mackey, et al v. Compass Marketing, Inc., Maryland App. Ct., Misc. No. 4 (February 2, 2006), 892 A.2d 479 (Md. 2006).

Mr. Jacobovitz is a frequent broadcast media commentator on legal issues and significant cases and was featured as a “Leading Lawyer on Competition, Litigation and Globalization” in The Art & Science Of Antitrust Law (Aspatore Books, 2003).

Mr. Jacobovitz was named in 2011-2016 as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer. This list includes the top 5% of lawyers in the Washington D.C. area. The selection process includes peer nominations, a "blue ribbon" panel and independent research on professional recognition.