About Jacob

Jacob Goldberg is an associate attorney in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and appeals, and he has worked on a range of matters including contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation, class action litigation, internal business disputes, and data breach litigation. Before joining Stoel Rives, Jacob practiced at smaller firms in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California, where he represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, in arbitration, and on appeal. He has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan P. Graber of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015–2016).

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  • Assisted in representation of complex metals manufacturer in international arbitration, seeking indemnification for breaches of representations and warranties in securities purchase agreement.
  • Assisting in representation of third-party healthcare benefit administrator in Oregon state court action alleging violations of the Oregon insurance code, the Public Accommodation Act, and aiding and abetting employment discrimination.
  • Assisting in representation of consumer financial services company in class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the California Investigative Reporting Agencies Act and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act.
  • Assisted in representation of national restaurant company in New York state court action alleging breach of contract, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing.
  • Assisting in representation of a large event management software company in federal court proceeding alleging trade secret misappropriation, copywrite infringement, and breach of contract.
  • Assisted in representation of closely held businesses and investors in disputes under operating agreements and bylaws.
  • Assisted in representation of property owners and developers in disputes involving nuisance allegations.
  • Assisting in representation of solar energy developer in federal court dispute alleging violation of a power purchase agreement and unjust enrichment.
  • Assisting in representation of Wyoming-based mining operator and its parent company in state court action alleging negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
  • Assisting in representation of surrogacy agency in federal court action alleging violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trade secret misappropriation, intentional interference with business relations, and defamation.
  • Obtained dismissal of action against non-profit housing organization and faith organization attempting to construct and operate the City of Ontario, Oregon’s first homeless shelter. Drafted and argued successful opposition to motion for a preliminary injunction.
  • Represented tenant in dispute alleging unlawful and discriminatory towing of her vehicle by landlord. Obtained settlement equivalent to full value of vehicle.
  • Drafted merits brief regarding unresolved statutory interpretation matter before the Oregon Supreme Court concerning the scope of Oregon’s anti-discrimination retaliation provision.
  • Drafted Ninth Circuit amicus brief concerning Fourth and Fifth Amendment constitutional challenges to state agricultural regulation.
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation), 2021–2022
  • Recipient, Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2021
  • Pro Bono Champion, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic, 2020
  • Member, Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, 2022–present
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Law Student Intern, Yale Legal Services Organization, 2013–2015
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