Jacob M. Roth

Yaakov Roth focuses on appellate advocacy and dispositive motions. He served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Since joining Jones Day in 2009, Yaakov has handled cases at every stage of the appellate process, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, he successfully sought certiorari in a major challenge to federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. During the prior Supreme Court Term, he obtained certiorari in a First Amendment challenge to an Ohio law prohibiting "false" statements about political candidates, and the Court ultimately ruled unanimously in favor of the Firm's advocacy-group clients. On remand, the statute was invalidated, a result that Yaakov successfully defended before the Sixth Circuit. [1]