- J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago School of Law, 1985. Comment Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review, 1984-1985
- A.B., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1982
- State of Texas
- The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
- The U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Scott Jacobs is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith. His practice has concentrated on complex litigation matters, including the trial of commercial, technology and patent infringement cases. Mr. Jacobs has experience in litigation involving a wide range of subject matters, including cellular telephony, chemical processes, telecommunications, computers, consumer products, electronics, software, business methods, commercial real estate, professional malpractice and accounting, antitrust, lender liability, and energy.
Mr. Jacobs has represented plaintiffs and defendants in litigation throughout Texas, as well as other jurisdictions. He has extensive experience putting together and working with teams of lawyers, experts and trial consultants to get the best possible results for his clients. As an integral part of his case preparation, Mr. Jacobs makes a point of learning each client’s business and the technology involved in as much detail as possible. By speaking the client’s language, Mr. Jacobs is able to bring greater focus to all facets of trial preparation and to help identify and assess related business issues that may be impacted by the litigation.
Mr. Jacobs also served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Andersen, III, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
With over twenty years’ experience as trial attorney, Mr. Jacobs has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including:
- Nortel. Obtained a favorable settlement for Nortel in patent infringement litigation with Ciena involving high-density telecommunications technology.
- Enron. Investigated the conduct of former key Enron officers and outside professionals and guided the Creditors Committee and the Enron estate through the maze of federal litigation, civil forfeiture and related proceedings involving these parties in one of the largest bankruptcies in history
- Parental Guide. Represented Parental Guide in patent infringement litigation relating to a pioneering patent involving V-Chip television technology. The litigation culminated in a confidential settlement.
- Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Jacobs was a member of the team representing EDS in litigation with Computer Associates. The lawsuit, involving complex antitrust, copyright and licensing issues, settled favorably after EDS prevailed on a significant discovery dispute.
- Joel Peterson. Represented the former National Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Trammell Crow Company, then one of the world’s largest real estate development companies, in litigation arising from his withdrawal from the company. After a seven week jury trial, the case settled favorably.
- Star Enterprise. Mr. Jacobs was responsible for managing Star Enterprise’s wholesaler and retailer quality assurance program in Texas and Louisiana. He also handled related litigation for them, including trademark infringement actions.