Stacy S. Jakobe concentrates her practice on complex litigation, compliance & governance and employment. She has defended corporate clients from a broad range of industries including manufacturers of food, chemicals and machinery, as well as telecommunications, energy, defense and financial services companies.
Ms. Jakobe successfully defended a large chemical company against mass tort actions in Texas, West Virginia and Minnesota, in cases involving numerous fact and expert witnesses. She has also defended consumer fraud class action lawsuits, including litigation in Florida and California, involving alleged deceptive packaging on various food products. Ms. Jakobe has managed large litigation dockets for companies facing repeated exposure issues, and has served as national coordinating counsel for the defense of asbestos-related personal injury claims.
Her employment law experience includes defending charges of discrimination, wage and hour matters, and counseling clients regarding independent contractor agreements. Ms. Jakobe also regularly counsels clients regarding early resolution, case management and indemnity matters.
Ms. Jakobe also brings a background in investigations, including the investigation of allegations of perjury and document tampering, and an investigation of a large financial services company relating to its bankruptcy.
In addition, Ms. Jakobe has maintained an active pro bono practice, representing clients in Section 1983 claims for excessive force and landlord tenant claims. She has also successfully represented clients in obtaining the restoration of a professional license.
Ms. Jakobe received a B.A. with High Distinction from University of Michigan in 1999 in Honors English Literature. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002 where she was also a Darrow Scholar.