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T. Jakob Sebrow

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Overview

Jakob Sebrow practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. He represents corporations, financial services firms, hedge funds and individuals in complex civil litigation, regulatory and white collar proceedings and internal investigations.

Prior to joining RK&O, Mr. Sebrow was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Experience

  • An interdealer broker and its affiliates in the defense of several federal class action lawsuits asserting antitrust and Commodity Exchange Act claims based on alleged manipulation of financial benchmark rates. 
  • A South American sports marketing firm in the defense of civil lawsuits asserting antitrust and RICO claims based on alleged bribery of international soccer officials.  
  • A former compliance officer at a global investment bank in connection with an SEC investigation of possible violations of federal anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
  • A former manager at a global investment bank in connection with a DOJ fraud investigation.
  • A general partner of an investment fund in connection with an SEC insider trading investigation.

Prior to joining RK&O:

  • A Fortune 100 company in defense of a shareholder derivative action in Delaware Chancery Court, resulting in dismissal of the action in its entirety.
  • A technology start-up and venture capital firm in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against a national electronics retailer in California federal court, resulting in a $22 million jury verdict, plus punitive damages and attorneys' fees.
  • A tobacco company in a nationwide arbitration proceeding against 52 states and territories seeking a credit of more than $1 billion under the terms of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
  • A gold mining company and its officers and directors in a securities fraud lawsuit in New York federal court, resulting in dismissal of several claims followed by a favorable settlement.

Honors & Awards

Pro Bono Award, Kirkland & Ellis, 2011-2013

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Practice Areas
Clerkship(s)
  • Honorable Richard M. Berman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Brandeis University, B.A., summa cum laude with High Honors, 2007
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York