Attorney / Managing Partner
- Corporate (General Counsel) & Securities
- Environmental Law, Climate Change & Sustainability
- Regulatory, Policy, & Governmental Affairs
- Lewis & Clark Law School, LL.M.
- Vermont Law School, J.D.
- Frostburg State University, B.A.
Jack is CLP’s founder and currently serves as our managing partner. Before founding Cleantech Law Partners, Jack held legal, policy and business positions in the U.S. and abroad, including: environmental lawyer for leading law firms, analyst for a cleantech venture capital fund, advisor for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and as a legal fellow for the United Nations Environment Program.
For several years, Jack taught a graduate-level course in comparative environmental law and renewable energy policy. In 2016, Mr. Jacobs co-authored a leading treatise on Renewable Energy Law & Policy, which is published by LexisNexis and revised annually. The textbook is a trusted resource for lawyers, students and laypeople around the world.
Additionally, Mr. Jacobs has written numerous other articles on renewable energy and clean technology law. He is a frequent speaker on renewable energy legal issues throughout the United States and internationally.
He holds an LL.M. degree in environmental law & natural resources policy from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, a J.D. degree with a concentration in environmental law from Vermont Law School, and a B.A. degree in environmental analysis & planning from Frostburg State University. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar.