Practice & Background
Jacob K. Weixler is an associate in the litigation section of Akin Gump’s Washington office. His practice covers a variety of international and domestic litigation and investigation matters, with a particular focus on anti-corruption enforcement and multijurisdictional disputes.
At the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Weixler served as Executive Articles Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, and was nominated for the Jenny Runkles Award, an award honoring students who demonstrate a commitment to public interest and diversity.
Mr. Weixler was a member of Akin Gump’s inaugural Pro Bono Scholars class in 2008. As a part of this program, he worked with a charter school incubation and support organization in New Orleans, Louisiana on litigation and policy issues.
Mr. Weixler’s recent engagements include:
- investigating internal and external corruption allegations in Europe, Asia and Africa on behalf of multinational companies
- representing an international development firm in sanctions proceedings instituted by a multilateral development bank
- defending an Israeli holding company in a U.S. action involving the company’s investment in a new automotive venture in China
- obtaining a USD $1.2 million jury verdict on behalf of a prominent Hong Kong businessman in a U.S. defamation action related to statements made by a diplomat to the foreign press.
Prior to law school, Mr. Weixler was a 2005 Teach For America corps member serving in the Greater New Orleans region. He is an active member of the education reform and Teach For America alumni communities. He also serves on Akin Gump’s Washington, D.C. and firm pro bono committees.