In more than 10 years with the firm, Jack has successfully litigated high profile complex commercial disputes in arbitration, mediation, and in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country. 

He has managed and tried large commercial cases in federal court and in arbitration.  Jack has experience with matters involving contract disputes, merger-related litigation, financial fraud, insurance, and antitrust.

Prior to joining the firm, Jack was a professor of philosophy at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  He currently serves on the boards of local and state conservation organizations.

Jack’s recent engagements include:

  • Serving as trial counsel for a major multinational medical device manufacturer in litigation arising from the alleged breach of a merger agreement’s “no-shop” provision
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in an arbitration concerning interpretation of a distribution agreement’s change-of-control provision
  • Serving as plaintiff's counsel representing an international investment bank in litigation related to the collapse of one of the country’s largest mortgage lenders and a billion dollar mortgage-backed commercial paper facility
  • Defending a major pharmaceutical company in litigation related to hormone-replacement therapies 
  • Representing one of the largest national insurers in litigation related to the bank failures in Puerto Rico
  • Defending NASCAR in antitrust litigation brought by Kentucky Speedway alleging monopolization of top-level stock car racing

Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Organisms: The Shock of the Not-So-New, Genetically Modified Food: Science, Religion, and Morality, Michael Ruse and David Castle (eds.) Prometheus Press (2002).

Patenting Organisms: Intellectual Property Law Meets Biology, Who Owns Life?, David Magnus (ed.) Prometheus Press (2002)

No Patents for Semantic Information: A Reply to Rebecca Eisenberg, American Journal of Bioethics 2 (2002)

Biotechnology Intellectual Property Rights—Bioethical Issues, Encyclopedia of Life Science, Nature Publishing Group (2001)

Biological Individuality: The Identity and Persistence of Living Entities, Cambridge University Press (1999)

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.; Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Duke University, Ph.D, Philosophy; W.B. Peach Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Colgate University, B.A., with honors, Philosophy


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York

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New York State Bar Association

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