Advocates for Labor and Progressive Institutions

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Jacob Karabell

Jacob Karabell joined Bredhoff & Kaiser as an associate in 2011 and is now a member of the firm. Jacob’s practice focuses on litigation on behalf of labor unions in an array of labor and employment-related matters. His work includes representing clients in connection with RICO issues; various issues arising under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, including union trusteeships and union elections; issues relating to the court enforcement of arbitration awards; and various constitutional issues. In addition to his litigation practice, Jacob serves as labor counsel to the musicians and librarians of the National Symphony Orchestra, and in that capacity participates in negotiations and provides advice on a wide range of issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacob served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He also previously worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP.

Jacob received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the New York University School of Law in 2009, where he served as an Articles Editor of the New York University Law Review. Jacob was the 2009 recipient of the law school’s Weinfeld Prize, which recognizes distinguished scholarship in federal courts, civil procedure, and evidence, for his Note, The Implementation of “Balanced Diversity” Through the Class Action Fairness Act, 84 N.Y.U. L. REV. 300 (2009). He also received a convocation award for finishing second in his graduating class after five semesters.

Jacob received his B.A., with highest distinction, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.

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