- Stanford Law School, J.D., 2008
- Stanford Law & Policy Review, Associate Editor
- Harvard University, Ph.D., 2005
- National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
- Harvard University, A.M., 2003
- Ohio State University, B.A., 2000
- summa cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Hon. James Ware, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2008-2009
Jake Freed is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice covers a broad range of complex civil litigation, with a focus on intellectual property and securities matters. Mr. Freed also maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on criminal immigration litigation.
- Represented Knowles Electronics in patent infringement litigation relating to the application of organic chemical coatings on microelectromechanical systems.
Securities and White Collar
- Representing the former Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income for Charles Schwab Investment Management in a federal court action by the SEC for alleged violations of the federal securities laws based on alleged misrepresentations relating to the risk profile of Schwab’s YieldPlus mutual fund.
- Representing a Fortune 300 company in a Dodd-Frank whistleblower investigation brought by the SEC.
- Represented Sterling Financial Corporation (now a part of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.) in inquiries by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and other federal regulators arising out of a massive fraud at a Sterling subsidiary.
- Represented the officers and directors of Linear Technology Corporation in shareholder derivative actions in Delaware and California, based on alleged “bullet-dodging” and “spring-loading” in the issuance of stock options. A successful settlement was reached in the Delaware action, followed by dismissal with prejudice of the derivative actions in California.
- Represented Chase Bank, USA, in securities fraud lawsuit filed in federal court in the Central District of California. The action was dismissed with prejudice.
- United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Law Clerk (2007)
- Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Doctoral studies in synthetic organic chemistry (2000-05) leading to successful dissertation defense (2005); Teaching Fellow (2000-05); Head Teaching Fellow (2004).
- Representing lawful permanent resident immigrant in deportation proceedings in United States Immigration Court and in habeas corpus litigation in United States District Court for the Central District of California. Successfully obtained a writ of habeas corpus ordering client’s release from civil detention after fifty-four months without process.
- Representing individual client with arrest record in proceedings to seal arrest record on the basis of factual innocence.
- Represented social science organizations as amici in support of the plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the litigation challenging California Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage. Filed amicus briefs at the conclusion of trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, as well as with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Represented indigent defendant in automotive tort litigation in Alameda County Superior Court. As lead counsel, successfully obtained dismissal of complaint.
Publications and Speeches