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Jocelyn L. JacobsonMember & Partner

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Following law school Jocelyn joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as a litigation associate in 1989. In 1996 and 1997 she worked on several political campaigns and in 1998 she joined the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. Jocelyn worked there until 2003, first as the Director of Policy and then as the Director of Policy and Budget. Jocelyn joined the firm as a litigation associate in 2003 and became a partner of the firm in 2009.

Jocelyn focuses on the best resolution for her clients – whether negotiation or litigation.  She has wide expertise in all areas of commercial and employment litigation and arbitration, representing a broad array of clients ranging from international conglomerates to small and early-stage companies and individuals.  Jocelyn handles both large litigations, including multimillion dollar contract disputes, fraud, securities and trademark claims, and smaller commercial disputes, including real estate and employment disputes.  Jocelyn has been successful in representing corporate clients seeking to enforce employee non-competition and confidentiality agreements, obtaining injunctive relief, achieving settlements, and a favorable verdict after trial.

Her experience includes the following:

  • Lead attorney on both arbitrations and trials with extensive experience with trials, injunctions and motions
  • Successfully argued numerous appeals both at the state and federal level
  • Argued to the appellate division in a non-compete case where the issuance of a preliminary injunction was upheld
  • Conducted hundreds of depositions throughout the United States
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  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1989), magna cum laude.
  • Chapin Prize for Graduating First in Class
  • University of Chicago (B.A., 1986).


  • Treasurer, New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Past Director, New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair and current member of the Judiciary Committee and the Solo and Small Law Firm Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Member of the 2015 Democratic Independent Screening Panel for Civil Court Judges in New York County
  • Participant in the Pipeline Fellowship program in 2012, a program that trains angel investors to invest in women-led, for profit social enterprises


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    • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    • Fourth Circuit, Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit, Court of Appeals