J. Andrew Jaco

Andrew Jaco is an associate who focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, primarily in the financial services sector. Mr. Jaco has handled a number of challenging examinations and investigations for financial institution clients appearing before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Justice. Mr. Jaco also regularly counsels clients on financial regulatory policy issues. In addition, Mr. Jaco maintains an active litigation practice, representing clients in both commercial and government-facing litigation, on matters ranging from complex construction disputes to anti-discrimination investigations.

Prior to rejoining the firm, 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 as a summer associate at WilmerHale, where he assisted with a variety of legal matters related to Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act and Department of Justice Tax Division Litigation and appellate procedure. While attending law school, he argued a case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals as a member of the Federal Criminal Appellate Clinic. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen of the Northern District of Illinois, and as a student intern at the MacArthur Justice Center.

Prior to obtaining a law degree, Mr. Jaco worked as an architect in Houston, Texas, managing design and construction for private residential projects.

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  • 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