Mark Jacobson

Board Member

Mark Jacobson is a lawyer who litigates complex commercial, antitrust, and intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts and has represented clients ranging from the National Football League Players Association to Chase Manhattan Bank.  He is a partner and Chair of the Litigation Department at Lindquist & Vennum LLP in Minneapolis.  He first became aware of CVT through his pro bono work representing refugees who had been tortured and were seeking asylum in the U.S.   He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer. 

Mark is a member of the General Policy Committee and General Assembly for the Minnesota State Bar Association, former chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and long-time member of Lindquist & Vennum’s Public Service Committee.  He has been President of Peace Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota and he has been involved in a variety of other community and professional organizations.

Mark was a Morehead Scholar and IBM National Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, where he received his BA in American Studies and Political Science.  He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.  Prior to joining Lindquist & Vennum, Mark was a law clerk for a federal judge in California and a lawyer at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.  


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