Jeff Jacobs is the Associate General Counsel for Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI), having had extensive experience with electronic discovery and related litigation matters as both in-house and outside counsel for private and governmental entities. In addition to serving as the Company’s in-house counsel, Jeff also heads up the litigation readiness consulting practice at DTI, advising clients on records and email management and retention matters and assisting with the validation, development of litigation response and discovery plans.
After serving as a Congressional Committee Counsel and then Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for litigation, enforcement and investigatory matters, Jeff spent ten years as a Special Counsel in the litigation group of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Washington, DC office.
Jeff then spent seven years as an in-house litigation counsel at MCI, where his responsibilities included managing the electronic discovery aspects of the various investigations into the WorldCom accounting fraud and bankruptcy and the related securities class actions, as well as other litigation matters. He also helped manage the electronic discovery for MCI in connection with the governmental reviews of the acquisition of MCI by Verizon, and advised the Company’s Records Information and Management group on records storage, retention and destruction issues. In addition, Jeff managed the Company’s Subpoena Compliance Unit.
Jeff has authored a number of articles on electronic discovery and eDiscovery readiness-related topics, and has spoken on litigation readiness, electronic discovery and related topics at numerous conferences, CLE programs and webcasts. Jeff frequently serves as a meet-and-confer consultant and as a Rule 30(b)(6) witness on electronic discovery-related matters.
Jeff is a graduate of Williams College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was co-chairman of the moot court program and a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Jeff was a member of the first class to take (and pass) the comprehensive examination to become a Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS).