Justin M. Jacobson was born to the law, son of one of New York City’s most prominent intellectual property attorneys. Moving from New York City’s trendy Soho to the “Five Towns” on Long Island, he graduated from G.W. Hewlett High School in Long Island, and then earned a B.A. in Sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, often making the Dean’s List.
Justin was the first college intern at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., where he streamlined the Copyright Office’s Frequently Asked Questions section and designed the official step-by-step PowerPoint Tutorial for the new electronic Copyright Office (eCo) site. He also interned in the Digital Music and Website Development department at M.T.V. Networks, working extensively on digital music video distribution.
Later, he interned in Marketing and Promotions at renowned reggae label R.A.S. Records (which subsequently became a subsidiary of Sanctuary Records). His later work with the Digital Hometaping Royalties (D.A.R.T.) department of the Alliance of Artists and Record Companies led him to write his first article, “What is the A.A.R.C.?” published in The Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A, explaining the company and its role in collecting digital hometaping royalties under the Audio Home Recording Act. From there, he went on to intern in the Marketing and Promotions department of Trump World & Poker Life Magazines.
Justin also helped co-found, D.C. Partyline, a D.C. based non-profit promotions and marketing firm expanding events to New York City and London. An active member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, he served as the Social & Formal Chair as well as the Eminent Warden.
While attending the Touro Law Center in New York, Justin worked as a member of the Touro Law Review, served twice as the President of the Touro Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law Society, actively participated in the Touro Law Intellectual Property Society, and had his article “Cablevision's Remote DV-R: A Solution for the Digital Recording Age” published in the Touro Law Center Law Review. During his law school career, Justin interned in the Business & Legal Affairs Department of Tommy Boy Entertainment as well as in the Legal and Membership departments of ASCAP. He also continued as a party promoter, helping with the graphics, promotions, and marketing for an up-and-coming New York City club D.J.
Upon graduating, Justin joined his father, Jeffrey, to bring a new pro-active attitude and youthful vigor to the legal profession at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in March of 2012. He was admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in April of 2012
George Washington University
Touro Law Center - Entertainment & Sports Law