Arnold S. Jacobs Adjunct Professor of Law (Spring term)
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
107 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-9688
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Professional Biography

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.

Mr. Jacobs has written 25 books on securities and corporate law and holds the dubious distinction (his words, not ours) of having written the law review article with the most footnotes (4,824 to be exact).

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 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.

When he was chair of the Committee on Securities Regulation of the NYC Bar Association, he testified on securities legislation before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate

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