Mark Jacobson | Center for Victims of Torture

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 member of the Minneapolis office of Cozen O’Connor, an international law firm. 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 America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® and has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer. 

Mark has been a member of the General Policy Committee and General Assembly for the Minnesota State Bar Association, chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, a long-time member of the Public Service Committee, President of Peace Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota and has been active 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 Cozen O’Connor, Mark was a law clerk for a federal judge in California, a lawyer at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., and chair of the Litigation Department at Lindquist & Vennum LLP in Minneapolis.  



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