Biography

Jake maintains a diverse regulatory and litigation practice providing client-centered, solution-driven advice.

He litigates before California’s trial and appellate courts, advises on regulatory compliance with a focus on California-specific issues, and represents clients in various administrative enforcement settings. His practice philosophy is to provide sound, timely, actionable advice with sensitivity to each client’s business needs.

Litigation and Administrative Enforcement

The core of Jake's litigation and administrative enforcement defense practice centers around disputes with governmental entities. He represents and advises clients in the courts of California as well as local administrative agencies. Examples of his work include a successful writ petition voiding numerous permit conditions, saving the client an estimated $200 million, defeating a $5 million administrative enforcement order, and numerous favorable hearings before California’s air district hearing boards. He is the deputy leader of the firm’s Litigation practice group.

Clean Air, Climate Change, and CEQA

Clients who operate in California routinely find themselves with California-specific questions – Jake helps clients navigate this difficult sphere of regulatory compliance. Jake’s work includes compliance strategy before California’s various air quality management districts, rulemaking development and advocacy, and California Environmental Quality Act compliance.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point  (B.S., 2011)
    • Philosophy, Environmental Ethics Concentration
  • Lewis & Clark  (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
    • Honors: Cornelius Honor Society of Lewis & Clark Law School

Bar Admissions

  • California