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Jacob Paikin

Jacob Paikin



Washington, D.C.
T: 202.875.8000
F: 202.844.3500

Jacob Paikin graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in May 2024 with a double major in Political Science and Economics and a minor in Psychology. He began his legal career as an intern at the Maryland Public Defender's office in Baltimore City, where he assisted with 16 felony and misdemeanor cases. Jacob was accepted into the Harvard Law School Class of 2029 through their Junior Deferral Program.

During his time at Johns Hopkins University, Jacob conducted research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and edited The New Makers of Modern Strategy, a collection of essays from 45 scholars in the fields of military and political strategy. Jacob participated in Johns Hopkins Mock Trial for four years, during which time he served as the Treasurer and received an All-Region Outstanding Attorney Award. He has written research papers on antitrust cases against the NCAA, the history of Russian-Ukrainian relations, the legality of torture, and the FTC’s ongoing antitrust action against Meta Platforms, Inc. Additionally, Jacob worked as an intern for Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), where he engaged with constituents and crafted reports on legislative issues relating to the Russo-Ukrainian war and Supreme Court ethics reform.

Jacob is originally from Vienna, Virginia. He enjoys hiking, skiing, playing intramural sports, and reading during his free time. He is also an avid supporter of Washington D.C. professional sports teams. Jacob joined Kostelanetz LLP in 2024.

Johns Hopkins University, B.A. 2024
Political Science and Economics
With Honors