Jacob joined Harmers in February 2015 and practices across all of the firm’s areas.
Jacob assists a broad range of corporate clients, including domestic, foreign and international companies, and small to large-sized corporations.
Jacob has also assisted a range of individual clients, including senior executives, CEOs and directors of publicly listed companies, international employees, government employees and other employees across all levels of employment.
Jacob is a skilled drafter and is well-regarded for solving complex legal problems and providing practical solutions for his clients.
Jacob has significant experience managing litigation and dispute resolution. He has appeared in, and represented clients in, interlocutory and final hearings in a range of jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission, District Court and Local Court. He also represents clients in conciliation and mediation.
Jacob has broad experience dealing with industrial and employment related issues under a range of laws, including the Fair Work Act, anti-discrimination legislation, awards and enterprise agreements, consumer legislation, corporate legislation, common law and equity. His experience also includes conducting investigations, drafting executive contracts, drafting policies and conducting training for corporate clients.
Prior to joining Harmers, Jacob worked as a researcher at Sydney Law School, a Human Resource graduate for an ASX top 100 company, an organiser for a national union and a manager for a retail chain.
Jacob received a number of academic prizes and first place results whilst at University, including the Playfair Prize in Migration Law, the Harmers Workplace Lawyers prize in Anti-Discrimination Law, the Aaron Levine Prize in Criminal Law, the Walter Reid Memorial Prize in Law, the Jack McCormack Perpetual Prize in Industrial Relations, the Jack McCormack Perpetual Prize in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Practice, the Sir Alexander Beattie Prize in Development of Labour History and the Academy Global Prize in Human Resource Management. He also topped Health and Safety at Work.
Jacob graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management) and Diploma of Language Studies (Japanese) with distinction.
Jacob was admitted as a Solicitor by the Supreme Court of NSW in April 2017. Jacob is also listed in the High Court Register of Practitioners.