Powered by LawFuel – New York, November 6, 2019 — Stroock has tapped partners Michele Jacobson (below) and Jennifer S. Recine (left) to lead its New York General Litigation and firmwide Real Estate Litigation practices, respectively.
Michele is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a co-chair of its Insurance and Reinsurance Group. Over her more than three decades of practicing law, Michele has built a reputation as a fierce and zealous litigator who is also lauded for her creativity.
Jennifer is a first-chair trial lawyer and strategic advisor who has handled complex real estate cases and other high-stakes and high-profile matters across industries. She joined Stroock’s New York office in March 2019 after 14 years with a litigation boutique.
The New York Litigation group comprises more than 60 lawyers. The group includes a former New York attorney general, former state and federal judges, ex-federal prosecutors and former officials with various other state and federal agencies.
The Real Estate Litigation team is composed of nearly 20 lawyers in all four offices. The group represents real property owners, developers and real estate industry groups including JP Morgan, A&E Real Estate Holdings, BD Hotels, Continuum and the Real Estate Board of New York, to name a few.
Michele is highly ranked in a number of legal directories including Chambers USA and The Legal 500, and she has been recognized as one of the top women lawyers in New York state by the New York Times Magazine. She recently was named one of 14 “Women to Watch” by Business Insurance magazine.
Jennifer was recently named as one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” the second time she has received this honor. She has also been named a “Trailblazer in Litigation” by The National Law Journal and shortlisted as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for Commercial Disputes by The Legal 500.
Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally. With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. For more, visit www.stroock.com.