JACOB WRIGHT is the Director of Public Policy at Edelson PC where he is part of the firm’s Public Client and Government Affairs Group. Jacob advises federal, state, county, and local government officials on a variety of issues involving consumer protection, data security, privacy, and technology. Jacob’s work includes working alongside numerous public interest organizations and non-governmental organizations to defend current law and advocate for the adoption of new laws that better protect consumers.
Jacob has testified multiple times before committees in both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate. He has also guest lectured at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and is frequently asked to speak at town halls, public forums, and conferences involving issues such as privacy, net neutrality, data security, and technology.
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.
Jacob received his B.A. in Government and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, received his MA in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service, and graduated cum laude from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, he clerked for the Honorable Sally D. Adkins of the Maryland Court of Appeals and worked in the Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin.Read More