Professional Experience

Jake provides counseling and strategic negotiation advice to clients on a wide variety of technology transactions and partnerships, including intellectual property licensing, software and hardware licensing and development, silicon design and manufacturing, and sponsored research at both public and private institutions.

Jake also represents clients in state and federal courts on matters ranging from intellectual property disputes, business torts, and breach of contract to real property disputes, consumer class actions, and antitrust. In addition to first- and second-chairing multiple cases to verdict in state and federal courts, Jake has successfully mediated and arbitrated a variety of matters.

While in law school, Jake completed the Mandela Institute’s Global Justice Advocacy Program at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and worked with a trial court in Uganda. Before law school, Jake was an intern for both a member of the Scottish Parliament and a United States senator.


  • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law
    • Winner, Cheney/Metzger Legal Writing Competition
    • Winner, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing
  • B.A., cum laude, Washington State University, Honors College
  • University of Edinburgh Institute of Governance
  • University of St. Andrews, Foreign Study Program


  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2014-2017

Professional and Community Involvement

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Bike Works, Volunteer
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