J. Andrew Jaco

Andrew Jaco counsels clients facing high-stakes litigation, government-related investigations and complex regulatory issues. Mr. Jaco has represented local, national and multinational corporations in civil, criminal and congressional investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, commercial disputes, and consumer class actions. His litigation experience ranges from complex construction disputes to anti-discrimination investigations. In addition, Mr. Jaco regularly counsels clients on financial regulatory policy issues, and conducts internal risk assessments of financial institutions’ lending policies and practices. 

Prior to rejoining the firm in 2018, Mr. Jaco served as a judicial law clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the US District Court for the District of Maryland. Mr. Jaco previously worked at WilmerHale for two years following law school.

While in law school, Mr. Jaco briefed and argued a criminal appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He was also a regional moot court champion in the ABA National Moot Court Competition. Before obtaining his law degree, Mr. Jaco worked as an architect in Houston, Texas, managing multimillion-dollar design and construction projects for both commercial and residential clients.

Insights & News


  • Education

    • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2014

      cum laude Articles Editor, Northwestern Law Review
    • BA, Architecture, University of Notre Dame, 2006

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Illinois

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. James K. Bredar, US District Court for the District of Maryland, 2017 - 2018

    • The Hon. Jerome A. Holmes, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2016 - 2017