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Jake Blake Associate

Jake focuses his practice on business, corporate, and commercial litigation. He assists publicly traded and privately held companies in a wide range of business disputes, including contract, business tort, commercial and insurance coverage claims.


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Jake’s representative experience in the litigation area includes:

  • 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.
  • 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.