Hon. Dennis G. Jacobs

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Dennis Jacobs is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He became Chief Judge on October 1, 2006. At the time of his appointment in 1992, he was a partner in the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Judge Jacobs received his B.A. degree from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1964; his M.A. degree from New York University in 1965; and his J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law in 1973.

Judge Jacobs was a lecturer in the English Department of Queens College of the City University of New York from 1967 until 1969. He was in private practice from 1973 with the New York law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, serving as a partner there from 1980 until his judicial appointment.

In 1997-2004, Judge Jacobs was a member of the Committee on Judicial Resources of the Judicial Conference of the United States; starting in 1999 he was chair of that committee.

Judge Jacobs is a native of New York City.

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Publications and Multimedia
Loser Pays in Texas - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
June 26, 2012
Lawyers at War
10th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture
January 07, 2011
10th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2010
The Disciplining of Federal Judges - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2008
Speech by Judge Dennis G. Jacobs
October 06, 2008
Judicial Independence - Event Audio
2006 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2006
Panel Proceedings: The Pinochet Case & Head of State Immunity
International & National Security Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
July 01, 1999