Jacob Skousen

Jacob Skousen

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Law Clerk

Researched policies for issuing debt during blackout periods when the company was suffering record losses and needed to raise capital. Researched and briefed the firm on conflicts between federal and state securities laws regarding broker registration.

2007 - Present

Law Clerk

Reviewed registration statements, prospectuses, consent solicitation statements, and tender and exchange offer documents. Consulted investors and their advisors regarding corporate and municipal tender offers. Researched and briefed firm on securities and tax regulations of the United States, Spain, and Argentina.

2007 - Present

Law Clerk

New Jersey Attorney General's Office - Bureau of Securities

Research was instrumental in successful prosecution of $50 million international fraud. Applied state and federal securities laws to on-going investigations of securities fraud. Compiled and analyzed financial transactions for fraudulent activities.

2006 - Present

Law Clerk

Orscheln Managment Company

Compiled, reviewed, and analyzed a portfolio of 105+ commercial leases for duties and obligations. Initiated and compiled an electronic database of lease terms to facilitate future management of leases. Implemented recent developments in contract drafting to execute necessary addendums, amendments, and memorandums of lease.

Jun 2011 - Present

Attorney

Litow & Pech, P.C.

Litigation practice, including numerous court appearances on motions and trial work.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

Attorney

Ford, Parshall & Baker

General litigation, including insurance defense, personal injury, high-volume collections, and real estate. 

Varied litigation experience includes numerous court appearances, motions, depositions, and trial work. Initiated and resolved personal injury, real estate, and general litigation cases. 

1999 - 2001

Stockbroker

Series 7 & 63 licensed trader of equities, mutual funds, bonds and options. Individually recognized for thousands of error-free trades, as well as top sales, trading and service achievements. Educated clients on investing, markets, and relevant laws and regulations.

Education

Education
2005 - 2008

Juris Doctor

Brooklyn Law School

Studies focused on clinical experience and securities, corporate, and finance law.

Elected Student Bar Association Representative, 2005-2007, where I represented the student body in discussions with school administration and to the local business community. Elected Investment Club Sector Leader, 2006-2007, where I researched and presented investment opportunities. Also, I initiated and coordinated a speaking engagement for a nationally renowned economist/investment advisor.

2000 - 2005

Bachelor of Science

University of Utah - College of Social and Behavioral Science

Studies focused on economics (major), philosophy (minor), and mathematics.

Dean's Listed. Elected a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society). Elected a member of Student Advisory Committee, where I liaised between student body and administration. Earned a position on the Marksmanship Team 2004-2005 (nationally ranked marksman in two Olympic-style events). Worked to fund 95% of degree.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office Products

Including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher

Westlaw/Lexis Nexis

Professional Associations

Inns of Court (Associate)

Boone County Bar Association

Santa Barbara Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

Interests

Avid road cyclist, Olympic-style marksman, scuba diver; Eagle Scout (1993); married with three children.

Summary

Jacob Skousen is an attorney, admitted in California and Missouri. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in economics from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to pursuing law, he worked as a stockbroker. In law school, he capitalized on his experience by working in the legal departments of two Wall Street firms.Since law school, Jacob has been an attorney at Ford, Parshall & Baker, the top litigation and insurance defense firm in central Missouri.

At both the University of Utah and Brooklyn Law, he was heavily involved in student government. He has many friends in the California, Missouri, and New York areas where he continues to reach out through numerous business, charitable and volunteer activities. He is an avid road cyclist, Eagle Scout, Olympic-style marksman, and scuba diver.

Volunteer Work

U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch - interacted with constituents on policy questions and action items - 2003-2004.

Church - Numerous and continuous public speaking, leadership, and teaching responsibilities for church - 1989-Present.

Certifications

Certifications
2008 - Present

California Bar

State Bar of California
2009 - Present

Missouri Bar

State Bar of Missouri
1999 - 2003

Series 7 & 63

NASD