Jacob Wright


I graduated with University Honors from the University of Texas at Austin earning degrees in both Government and Middle Eastern Studies, received my MA in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service, and received my J.D. cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law. I am part of the firm's Government Affairs practice group.

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Curriculum Vitae

JACOB WRIGHT is an Associate at Edelson PC where he is part of the firm’s Government Affairs team. Jacob works closely with state, county, and local officials on public policy and legislative matters.


Prior to joining Edelson, Jacob was Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives where he was tasked with reviewing and drafting legislation, analyzing bills, providing memoranda and analyses on legislative matters to House leadership, and assisting House members with committee testimony and floor debate.


While in law school, Jacob clerked for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Department of Homeland Security, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, and worked in the Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin. He also received the Exceptional Service Award for completing over 175 pro bono hours while in law school.

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