My job is finding solutions to complex problems. In every case, I work zealously to help my clients navigate ambiguity and resolve disputes in their favor. I am proud to be working at Ciresi Conlin with a team of exceptional, highly experienced attorneys who share my dedication to the practice of law.


Jake is a partner at Ciresi Conlin.  Before joining the firm, he was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David R. Stras of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and a litigator at a large New York City law firm.  His experience spans commercial, intellectual property, and antitrust litigation.  He has represented companies in a wide variety of sectors, from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to nonprofit organizations and from consumer goods to heavy manufacturing.  He has also maintained an active pro bono practice representing indigent individuals and community organizations, with an emphasis on protecting the rights of children and working families.

Jake is a graduate of Yale Law School where he was a student director of the Advocacy for Children & Youth Clinic, a member of the Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic, and co-director of the Temporary Restraining Order Project.  He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics, magna cum laude, from Williams College.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Selected Case Results

Negotiated a settlement on behalf of a health insurer to a contractual dispute with a major health system concerning reimbursement rates.

Represented financial institution in lawsuit by a former shareholder alleging that the corporation engaged in fraudulent misrepresentation and violated Minnesota’s securities law.  The case resolved on favorable terms before depositions commenced.

Represented an individual accused of violating a non-solicitation clause in an employment agreement, defeating his former employer’s motion for a preliminary injunction.  The case subsequently resolved with a settlement.

Represented a foreign manufacturing company in a high-stakes, complex commercial dispute with its joint venture partner, ending in the grant of summary judgment to the client on the central issue of liability.*

Successfully represented a major pharmaceutical company in an ANDA action involving challenges to patents covering a combination drug therapy and processes for its manufacture, leading to a favorable settlement.*

Represented an online content provider in data piracy claims arising from unauthorized access to its proprietary database, leading to a series of confidential settlements.*

Successfully defended a major pharmaceutical company against tying and monopolization claims, resulting in grant of a motion to dismiss.*

Defended a leading consumer goods company in a nationwide class action litigation involving allegations of anticompetitive pricing.*

*Case results were achieved while Jake was at a former firm.


Named to “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America” for Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers (2023, 2024)

Named  an “Up & Coming Attorney,” Minnesota Lawyer (2022)


“PTAB and Bar Prepare for Aftermath of Supreme Court’s SAS Decision,” IP Litigator, Volume 24, Number 4 (July/August 2018)

“U.S., European Biosimilar Approval Activity in 2017,” Bloomberg BNA Life Sciences Law & Industry Report (February 2018)

“Update on Biosimilar Approvals and Pending Applications in Europe and the U.S.,” Bloomberg BNA Life Sciences Law & Industry Report (June 2017)