Paul Jacobs

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3348
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3348
Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs



Paul Jacobs is primarily engaged in the practice of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, joint ventures and licensing arrangements. He has been consistently recognized by his peers and various publications as a leading corporate lawyer in a number of fields, including private equity and venture capital.  For 15 years Paul was Co-Head of the Corporate, Business and Banking Department at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. 

Paul represents companies and investment groups engaged in mergers and acquisitions activities, leveraged buyouts, venture capital activities and other financing arrangements; foreign companies that have US subsidiaries; and foreign companies selling securities in the US markets. He represents a number of publicly traded companies and has represented several special committees (including audit committees) of the boards of directors of publicly traded companies. He has served as a director of several publicly-traded and private companies and participated on the advisory committee of two different venture capital groups. He has particular expertise in companies focused on technology, all aspects of healthcare and retailing.

Professional experience

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JD, Columbia University Law School, 1971
BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science, Colgate University, 1967

Paul was admitted to practice in New York in 1971.

  • New York State Bar

Mr. Jacobs has more than 50 years of corporate and securities law experience representing:

  • Issuers and underwriters in more than 50 public offerings
  • At least 30 different venture capital funds in connection with their portfolio transactions
  • Issuers in excess of 75 private placements
  • More than 25 different publicly traded companies
  • Buyers or Sellers in more than 75 Merger and Acquisitions transactions
  • Chambers USA - Americas Leading Lawyers for Business – Leading Individual (private equity: buyouts and venture capital investment), Chambers & Partners
  • Chambers Global, US: Private equity: buyouts, Chambers & Partners, 2012, 2013
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, business/corporate, Thomson Reuters, 2005 - 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2008 - 2022
  • Best Lawyers -Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2023
  • Best Lawyers - Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2023
  • New York's Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell, 2012 - 2018
  • AV Preeminent - highest ranking, Martindale Hubbell, for 35 years
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - law, American Registry
  • Who's Who in American Law, Marquis
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis
  • Who's Who in the World, Marquis
  • Recipient of "Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award" (publisher of Marquis Who's Who in America) in 2018 (selected by publisher)
  • Certified by ACCD (American College of Corporate Directors) as a professional director
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Committee on Problems Concerning the Recruitment of New Lawyers (1992 - 1996)
  • New York State Bar Association