Daniel A. Jacobs


Daniel A. Jacobs

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Daniel A. Jacobs joined the firm in 2008, and since 2010, has concentrated his practice on representing and counseling employees in all types of employment and labor law matters, including: harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; illegal payroll practices and other wage-and-hour law violations; civil rights violations; civil service law; unemployment, severance, pension, and retiree insurance benefits;  administrative law; and restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality agreements). He has substantial experience in litigating and arbitrating labor and employment law disputes.

Mr. Jacobs’ interest in labor and employment law began in his undergraduate education at Brandeis University, where in addition to receiving a B.A. in History, he received a minor in Legal Studies.  To earn that minor, Mr. Jacobs interned at the Massachusetts Commission on Discrimination, and wrote his Justice Brandeis Internship Prize-winning paper “Sexual Harassment of Males in the Workplace: Female-on-Male/Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment as Understood and Applied by Law, Society, and the Investigators of the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination.”

Mr. Jacobs’ practice with the firm has, in addition to labor and employment matters, also included: representing public sector unions and their members on contract grievance and discipline matters, and in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings; and representing and counseling individual and institutional clients on nursing home, insurance, construction, commercial, collections, and real estate matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jacobs clerked for another area law firm in personal injury litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Service Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Negligence and Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University, 2007
  • Managing Editor for Submissions, Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 2004

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (National and New York Chapters)


  • “Judiciary Act of 1925” and “United States v. E.C. Knight Co., 156 U.S. 1 (1895),” Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. David S. Tannenhaus.  Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, October 2008.
  • “Indigestion from Eating Crow: The Impact of Lingle v. Chevron, U.S.A. on the Future of Regulatory Takings Doctrine,” The Urban Lawyer: The National Quarterly on State and Local Government Law, Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer 2006.

Reported Cases

  • Holick v Cellular Sales of New York, LLC, 802 F.3d 391 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Matter of Rubeor v. Town of Wright, 134 A.D.3d 1211 (3d Dept. 2015)
  • Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales of New York, LLC), 128 A.D.3d 1306 (3d Dept. 2015)
  • Matter of James v. Hoosick Falls Central School Dist., 37 Misc. 3d 635 (Sup. Ct., Rensselaer Co. 2012)
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Popovic, 26 Misc. 3d 1216 (Sup. Ct, Albany Co. 2009)