Senior Counsel, Walden Macht & Haran LLP
Jacob Gardener is an experienced litigator who represents corporations and individuals in criminal, civil and regulatory matters. Jake has extensive experience managing internal and government investigations, complex commercial disputes, and appeals. He has helped lead internal investigations into high-stakes matters involving alleged violations of the FCPA and securities laws. Jake has also successfully handled numerous civil cases in a variety of areas, including commercial contract disputes, mortgage-backed securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, bankruptcy and employment law. He has significant courtroom experience, including briefing and arguing several appeals and dispositive motions in criminal and civil cases. Before joining Walden Macht & Haran, Jake clerked for the Hon. Dennis Jacobs of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. In addition, Jake served for several years as a New York City firefighter. His academic scholarship has been published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law. Jake is a graduate of Yale Law School and Stanford University.