Jacob M. Polakoff is a Senior Associate at Berger &
Montague, P.C. Since joining the Firm in 2006, he has
concentrated his practice on the prosecution of class actions and
other complex litigation, including the representation of
plaintiffs in consumer protection, securities and commercial
Mr. Polakoff currently represents homeowners throughout the
country in various product liability actions concerning defective
construction products, including roofing, siding and plumbing.
He served on the team of co-lead counsel in George v. Uponor,
Inc., et al., a class action about Uponor's high zinc yellow brass
PEX plumbing fittings ($21 million settlement).
He represented the shareholders of the Philadelphia Stock
Exchange in Ginsburg v. Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc., et al.,
in the Delaware Court of Chancery, which settled for in excess of
$99 million in addition to significant corporate governance
provisions. Mr. Polakoff's experience also includes
representing entrepreneurs and small businesses in actions against
Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Polakoff was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer -
Rising Star in 2010 and 2013-2016, an honor conferred upon only the
top 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 or younger.
Mr. Polakoff is a 2006 graduate of the joint J.D./M.B.A. program
at the University of Miami, where he was the recipient of the
Dean's Certificate of Achievement in Legal Research & Writing,
was awarded a Graduate Assistantship, and was honored with the
Award for Academic Excellence in Graduate Studies.
He holds a 2002 B.S.B.A. from Boston University's School of
Management, where he concentrated in finance.
Mr. Polakoff is the Judge of Election for Philadelphia's 30th
Ward, 1st Division. He was also a member of the planning
committee and the sponsorship sub-committee for the Justice for All
5K from its inception. The event benefited Community Legal
Services of Philadelphia, which provides free legal services, in
civil matters, to low-income Philadelphians.
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