Gregory Jacob (Attorney) Biography
According to his LinkedIn page, Jacob is a lawyer who served as Pence’s principal legal counsel from March 2020 until January 2021.
|Name||Gregory (Greg) Jacob|
|Education||University of Chicago, J.D., 1999: Law Review|
Amherst College, B.A., 1996: cum laude
|Awards||Recognized by Chambers USA in ERISA Litigation, Nationwide (2017-2019)|
Recommended by Legal 500 in the area of Labor and Employment: ERISA Litigation (2017, 2019)
Recipient of First Star’s Shine the Light Award (2009)
Justice for Children’s Friend of Children Award (2005)
|Net worth||estimated $450,000|
Gregory Jacob Education
Greg Jacob studied at the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 1999. Law Review He had his B.A at Amherst College, in 1996.
Gregory Jacob (Attorney) Career
He worked at the Department of Labor from 2007 to 2009 and now practices finance law. He argued against Trump lawyer John Eastman’s allegations that Pence may simply refuse to accept the Electoral College outcome during the election certification controversy.
Greg Jacob has also worked for the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Labor, among other high-profile roles in the federal government.
Gregory Jacob (Attorney) January 6th Hearing
Mr. Jacob also intended to use his testimony to deliver a harsh rebuke to Mr. Trump, whom he does not name in his prepared remarks.
Greg Jacob, Mike Pence’s former lawyer, is testifying before the committee.
The House Select Committee hearing on the Capitol Insurgency on Thursday will focus on Pence, who was at the core of former President Donald Trump’s last-ditch attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election on January 6, 2021.
Pence’s general counsel, Jacob, was important in resisting attempts to have the former vice president refuse to certify the election results.
Greg Jacob, former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief White House counsel, has given some of the most damning testimony on the scheme to rig the 2020 election.
Mr. Jacob was instrumental in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack, encouraging Mr. Pence not to succumb to Mr. Trump’s pressure campaign to invalidate lawful electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. Jacob told the vice president in a memo that if he delayed the vote certification, he would almost certainly lose in court.
Mr. Jacob is to testify on Thursday that it was obvious that the vice president lacked the legal authority to overturn genuine election results.
Existing laws “were already clear that the vice president did not possess the extraordinary powers others urged upon him,” Mr. Jacob will say, according to a copy of his prepared remarks.
“New statutes will make little difference if we do not first inculcate in our citizens and demand in our leaders unfailing fidelity to our Constitution and the rule of law,” his prepared statement reads. “That means you always follow them, even when it hurts. You stand up for them, even where there is a cost.”