Jacob Goldberg is a litigator based in the Portland office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including securities litigation, contract disputes, complex business litigation, competition matters, trade secret misappropriation, class action litigation, internal business disputes, real property disputes, and data breach litigation. Jacob also advises clients on privacy-related matters, especially with regard to regulations governing biometric information.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jacob served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan P. Graber of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Yale Law School, J.D., 2015; Submissions Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation

Amherst College, B.A., History, 2008, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa




United States District Courts for the District of Oregon, Central District of California, and Northern District of California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



Commercial and Securities Litigation

  • Representation of power company in litigation related to rights of preferred and common shareholders in merger transaction with Special Purpose Acquisition Company.
  • Representation of complex metals manufacturer in international arbitration regarding the terms of a long-term agreement with Malaysian supplier.
  • Representation of electric distribution cooperative in dispute with generation and transmission cooperatives regarding energy rates and terms of wholesale power contracts.
  • Assisted in representation of complex metals manufacturer in international arbitration, seeking indemnification for breaches of representations and warranties in securities purchase agreement.
  • 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.
  • Representation of solar energy provider in federal court dispute alleging violation of a power purchase agreement and unjust enrichment.
  • Representation of closely held businesses and investors in pre-litigation disputes under operating agreements and bylaws.
  • Representation of financial advisory company in FINRA arbitration regarding expungement of information from CRD record.

Privacy and Competition Litigation

  • Representation of software company in class action litigation asserting claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
  • Representation of third-party healthcare benefit administrator in Oregon state court action alleging violations of the Oregon insurance code and the Public Accommodation Act, and aiding and abetting employment discrimination.
  • Assisted 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.
  • Representation of large event management software company in federal court proceeding alleging trade secret misappropriation, copywrite infringement, and breach of contract.
  • Representation of property owners and developers in pre-litigation disputes involving nuisance allegations.
  • 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.
  • Assisted in representation of music publisher action in antitrust action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • Serving as local counsel in class action litigation alleging RICO violations in the baby food industry.
  • Counsel clients on compliance with privacy statutes and regulations
  • Counsel and advise clients on the collection and use of biometric information.
  • Counsel clients on compliance with antitrust laws.

Real Property, Product Liability, and Tort Litigation

  • Representation of sports organization in claims under the Oregon landlord tenant act.
  • Representation of home improvement company in trespass action in state court.
  • Represented and obtained dismissal of claims against realtor alleging financial elder abuse.
  • Assisted in representation of auto manufacturer in products liability action alleging violations of Washington Product Liability Act.
  • Obtained dismissal of action against non-profit housing organization and faith organization attempting to construct and operate the first homeless shelter in Ontario, Oregon. Drafted and argued successful opposition to motion for a preliminary injunction.
  • Representation of tenant in dispute alleging unlawful and discriminatory towing of her vehicle by landlord. Obtained settlement equivalent to full value of vehicle.


Insights & Presentations

  • Filling the Void: 2024 State Privacy Legislation” (co-author), Stoel Rives’ Global Privacy & Security Blog®, May 30, 2024
  • “Children’s Online Privacy Regulations Develop, Amidst Challenges,” Stoel Rives Global Privacy & Security Blog®, February 26, 2024
  • “Class Action Suits Targeting Biometric Information Continue to Seek Large Payouts,” Stoel Rives Global Privacy & Security Blog®, December 19, 2022
  • “Litigation” (co-author), Chapter 13, The Law of Solar: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, Sixth Edition, 2022
  • “Litigation” (co-author), Chapter 14, The Law of Wind: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, Ninth Edition, 2022
  • “Illinois Court of Appeals: Statute of Limitations for Most Biometric Privacy Claims Remains at Five Years,” Stoel Rives Global Privacy & Security Blog®, October 19, 2021
  • “Portland’s New Facial Recognition Ban Increases Litigation Risk, Creates Uncertainty,” Stoel Rives Global Privacy & Security Blog®, February 3, 2021
  • Co-author, “Interpleader and Intervention,” Oregon Civil Pleadings and Litigation (2020 ed.)
  • Co-presenter, “Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues,” National Business Institute: Human Resources Bootcamp, October 2019


  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation), 2021–2024
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, Recipient, 2021–2022
  • Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Champion, 2020



  • Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, Member, 2022–present
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Yale Legal Services Organization, former Law Student Intern
  • Yale Club of Oregon and SW Washington, Board Member and Secretary


  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Volunteer Attorney
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