Dan Jacobs began his legal career as a law clerk to a U.S. Court of Appeals judge. He then gained extensive civil litigation experience as an award-winning Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Representing the United States as plaintiff in federal district courts across the country, Dan obtained judgments in cases worth tens of millions of dollars in monetary and injunctive relief. Later, as an award-winning attorney at the State Department, Dan represented the United States as defendant in the arbitration of international claims, again winning cases worth tens of millions of dollars. He continues to specialize in complex civil litigation.
Following his distinguished public service, Dan launched his career in academia, teaching full-time for a decade at universities on both the east and west coasts. and at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is the author of BP Blowout: Inside the Gulf Oil Disaster, the #1 listed book published by the Brookings Institution Press in Fall 2016. A legal commentator as well, Dan has appeared on the BBC World News, and in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, London Times, and Guardian.
Dan graduated from Middlebury College with his B.A., from Cambridge University with his M.Phil, and from Duke Law School with his J.D.
Dan is the author of BP Blowout: Inside the Gulf Oil Disaster, the #1 featured book published by the Brookings Institution Press in Fall 2016. He also has authored book chapters, a law review article, a case study for a premier business school textbook, and the cover story of a leading financial services sector journal.
Education & Certificates
- Duke University, School of Law
- Cambridge University, MPhil
- Middlebury College, B.A.