McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Continues to Expand: Intellectual Property Attorney, Joseph J. Jacobi, Joins the Chicago Office as a Member

Jan 29, 2010, 10:51 ET from McDonald Hopkins LLC

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph J. Jacobi has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. Jacobi, who is an experienced intellectual property litigator, is a Member in the firm's Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Practice.  Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Jacobi was a partner with the Kirkland & Ellis law firm.  


Jacobi's intellectual property litigation experience includes patent, trade secret, trademark, unfair competition, and copyright litigation matters in a diverse range of technologies and industries. He has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the country as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he has represented and counseled clients in connection with intellectual property-related investigations. In addition to his extensive intellectual property expertise, Jacobi is experienced in antitrust and competition law.

"Joseph Jacobi is an excellent addition to our Chicago office and our firm's national Intellectual Property Practice," said Richard N. Kessler, managing member of the McDonald Hopkins' Chicago office, which recently relocated to the 300 North LaSalle building to accommodate the firm's continuing growth.  

Jacobi has demonstrated a long-term commitment to pro bono legal work in a variety of litigation matters related to areas such as civil rights, prisoners' rights and the rights of homeless persons.

Jacobi received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1997 and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the State University of New York in 1994.

Joseph Jacobi can be reached at 312.642.6613 or

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm focused on business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, intellectual property, healthcare, and estate planning. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and West Palm Beach. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

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