Key practice areas: Class actions
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)
Location: Melbourne (VIC)
is a principal in the firm's class actions department. He has
worked on various successful class actions including Centro, Aristocrat and Multiplex which settled for $150
million, $144.5 million and $110 million respectively.
Jacob also ran
the NAB class action which settled in November
2012 for $115 million. This action alleged that NAB contravened its
continuous disclosure obligations by failing to tell the stock
exchange and its shareholders the extent of its exposure to US
toxic debts during the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2007 and
He is currently
running the abalone virus class action in the Supreme Court of
Victoria. This action seeks recovery of financial losses suffered
by a group of abalone licence-holders and abalone divers, due to
the outbreak of a lethal abalone virus known as abalone virus
ganglioneuritus in wild abalone populations.
supervises the Bonsoy class action in the Supreme Court of
Victoria, which seeks compensation for hundreds of people from
around Australia who have suffered from consuming Bonsoy soy milk,
which contained extremely high levels of iodine.
supervises Maurice Blackburn's Social Justice Practice, which takes on cases in
the public interest on behalf of disadvantaged people.
Jacob started at
Maurice Blackburn in 2002 as an articled clerk. He also worked as a
political adviser before joining the class actions team in