Arnie Jacobs has a broad background in general corporate and securities law with an emphasis on private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
He has been listed for many years in Best Lawyers in America, New York's Top Lawyers, Global Counsel 3000, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in American Law. He was called "one of the deans of securities law" by Crain's New York Business. He was one of eight New York mergers and acquisitions/securities lawyers profiled in the July 2004 Corporate Counsel. He also was nationally ranked in Chambers USA 2008-2011, and cited as one of the 31 "Most Valued Players" in the United States in client service by BTI Consulting Group, the premier rating agency for client satisfaction, for 2008 and 2009. Mr. Jacobs was the subject of the first New York Super Lawyers "Brilliant Careers" question and answer page in September 2008. The book 2009 Legal (US) 500 listed him as one of 12 "Leading Lawyers" for large M&A deals.
His practice includes representing diverse private equity funds and public companies, and working on public offerings, private placements, venture capital and private equity investments, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has testified on securities legislation before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate
He twice was a member of Proskauer’s six-person Executive Committee, which governs the firm. As a result of his most recent election to the Executive Committee, he gave up his position as co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department.
Mr. Jacobs is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and at Cardozo Law School. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School for 15 years.