November 2016 

Jacob Goldstein Recognized as One of Law Bulletin's "Forty Under 40" for 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our partner Jacob Goldstein has been named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” for 2016 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (CDLB).

Law Bulletin Publishing’s “Forty Under 40” is an annual survey conducted to determine who are the “most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois.” To earn this recognition, the CDLB evaluates nominees on “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.” Attorney consideration is based upon outside nominations and feedback from attorneys in the community, including opposing counsel, competitors, judges, and clients.

Jennifer Ries-Buntain, HPS’s Managing Partner noted, ”Jake’s quiet drive and excellence embody the firm’s commitment to both our clients and employees. Always there to answer questions from both, Jake is as much of a professor within the firm as outside of the firm, as his sage advice is appreciated by all who use him as a resource.”

Hugh Griffin, head of the firm’s Appellate Practice, explained that after working together for over 10 years, he introduces Jake as his “right arm.” He went on to explain that Jake “has demonstrated a keen ability to dissect and synthesize complex medical facts into a clear, understandable presentation that frames the issues of law presented.”

As a litigator, Jake represents publicly and privately held companies, airlines, airline manufacturers, commercial airline operators, insurers, healthcare providers, and other professionals in mediation and administrative proceedings in state and federal courts. In his appellate practice, he handles matters across a broad range of substantive legal areas, including professional liability, products liability, aviation law, constitutional issues, and employment matters.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Jake also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Legal Writing and Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and as Chairman of the Sponsorship Committee for the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association.