B.A., Yale; J.D., Harvard
Daniel Jacobson is an attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he focuses his practice on appellate and complex civil litigation, as well as privacy and data security matters. Professor Jacobson also maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on voting rights litigation. He was one of the leaders of the successful gerrymandering challenge to Pennsylvania’s congressional districts before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as the primary lawsuit under the Federal Advisory Commission Act against the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
From 2015-2017, Professor Jacobson served in the White House Counsel’s Office under President Barack Obama. In that role, Professor Jacobson was the primary legal counsel to the White House information technology and digital strategy offices, advising staff on legal issues relating to privacy, network defense, intellectual property, the adoption of cloud-based tools, and the first-ever transition of social media assets across administrations. Professor Jacobson also provided legal guidance to White House policy offices on public-private partnerships, and he advised White House staff on general ethics and compliance matters.
Professor Jacobson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and magna cum laude from Yale College. After law school, Professor Jacobson clerked for Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in the Southern District of New York and Judge A. Wallace Tashima on the Ninth Circuit.