Jake Kahn is a persistent and calculated litigator whose calm demeanor – even in the heat of battle – is incredibly persuasive. He relishes the challenges of litigation, taking on his clients’ problems as his own and finding solutions when it looks like none exist.
Jake has represented a broad range of clients in litigation, from Fortune 100 companies to individual traders to prisoners featured on “America’s Most Wanted.” Whether defending class actions or securities arbitrations, or prosecuting civil rights claims on a pro bono basis, Jake approaches each case the same way: he carefully considers what the client needs and then devises the most efficient way to deliver that result.
Leveraging his economics degree, Jake has also developed a nuanced understanding of the financial markets and their regulation. He regularly defends clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings involving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Futures Association (NFA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and various financial exchanges.
Jake understands that a lawyer’s most valuable asset is his credibility – and he knows how to protect it. It’s why clients trust him, why judges and regulators listen to what he has to say, and why, despite living in Chicago as an ardent fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, he remains good friends with a number of Cubs fans.