Mr. Jacob (“Jake”) Lebowitz serves the legal needs of businesses and individuals in complex litigation to resolve clients’ legal issues, in personal injury claims to recover money for injuries or wrongful death, and through strategic legal advice to support clients’ business objectives.
Mr. Lebowitz focuses his practice on civil litigation, helping obtain compensation for individuals who have been injured by the intentional or negligent misconduct of others. He has extensive experience in this complex area of the law, ranging from wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and civil rights violations to automobile accidents and premises liability cases. Additionally, he has handled numerous serious and complicated medical malpractice cases.
Mr. Lebowitz is an accomplished trial lawyer with favorable jury verdicts in State and Federal Courts in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. He also successfully argued before the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Sibert Dean v. WMATA, Case No. 11-7158, which affirmed a new standard for negligence per se in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Lebowitz also maintains an active compliance practice representing whistleblowers in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) matters and advising corporations on FCPA compliance. The FCPA prohibits offering or providing anything of value to a foreign official in exchange for favorable treatment. FCPA enforcement actions have increased dramatically in the past few years and are expected to continue that trend. Mr. Lebowitz’s knowledge in this niche area extends to protecting whistleblowers who have alerted the government to FCPA violations, and helping corporations conduct FCPA-compliant international operations efficiently and effectively. FCPA whistleblowers are able to report illegal behavior anonymously and are eligible to recover a portion of a qualifying government fine.
Mr. Lebowitz is also a seasoned mediator and arbitrator. He maintains an active private mediation practice and serves as a mediator at the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the D.C. Superior Court. In that capacity he has served as a third-party neutral, helping parties resolve their civil disputes efficiently and by agreement, avoiding the time and expense of protracted litigation.
Mr. Lebowitz graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School, where he won a number of awards for scholarship and public service. After graduation, Mr. Lebowitz served as a law clerk to the High Court of American Samoa, where he also coached high school football and mentored local youth. Mr. Lebowitz has been admitted to practice in D.C., Maryland and New York.