Howard A Jacobson
For over 25 years, Howard A. Jacobson has been representing Columbia University’s interests in legal matters, coming to Morningside Heights in 1979 as Associate General Counsel, then later being named Deputy General Counsel in 1989. His expertise spans a number of areas including real estate, non-profit corporate law, development, litigation, and research compliance, and he has been Parliamentarian of the University Senate. Previously, Mr. Jacobson was an Associate at the Kaye Scholer law firm (1968-1978) where he served principally as a litigator focusing on intellectual property, securities and corporate law, employment and labor law, and real property and general commercial law. Mr. Jacobson began his career as a law clerk to Judge William B. Herlands in the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Jacobson received both his undergraduate and law degrees at Columbia, graduating with a B.A. in History from the College in 1964 and later receiving his J.D. cum laude from the Law School in 1967. He is admitted to practice law in New York State, and before the United States District Courts for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.