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Jake Blake Associate

Jake focuses his practice on business, corporate, and commercial litigation.  His practice is focused primarily in the areas of contract claims, business torts, insurance coverage, and construction law.  He is experienced in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, representing clients based in the United States and abroad.


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Jake’s representative experience in the litigation area includes:

> Successfully defending a foreign government against claims worth over $1 billion during a five-week bench trial in federal court.
> Obtaining a $27.8 million judgment in a bank fraud proceeding.
> Achieving the dismissal of a complaint for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against a multinational financial services corporation.
> Obtaining the dismissal of a complaint seeking $10 million for alleged RICO violations.
> Obtaining summary judgment dismissing an ERISA action against a fund’s former business manager.
> Obtaining the dismissal of claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract against an Ohio distributor.
> Representing employers enforcing non-competition claims both in Ohio and across the country.

Before joining Calfee in 2012, Jake served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jack Zouhary, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Ohio. Prior to beginning his legal career, Jake served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army where he completed two combat tours in Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division.

Jake is the author of “Removal: The LLC Problem,” Litigation News, Vol. 17, Issue 2, Summer 2012 and co-author of “Netflix Imbroglio Illustrates the Risks Securities Firms and Professionals Face from Unregulated Use of Electronic Social Media,” Calfee First Alert, December 12, 2012.