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EX-PROSECUTOR JACOBS JUMPS TO DLA PIPER DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has hired Matthew Jacobs, a Downey Brand partner and former federal prosecutor, in its Sacramento office. Jacobs recently represented former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley in an investigation over his campaign finances, and is also (according to the San Francisco Chronicle) representing Sandra Polk, a witness in the grand jury investigation of state Sen. Don Perata. Jacobs joined DLA Piper’s office Monday as a partner in the litigation practice group. “Historically, when we opened the office at Gray Cary [in 1999], it had been strictly IP and corporate,” said Gilles Attia, managing partner of the Sacramento office. “With the merger with DLA Piper, it’s a good time to establish a litigation practice,” as well as parallel practices such as government services and real estate, he added. Jacobs’ addition brings the office’s numbers to nine attorneys. At its peak, Gray Cary’s Sacramento office (before it merged with DLA and Piper Rudnick) had 20 lawyers, but Attia said the firm is building back. “Matt is sort of the ideal person to help us with that growth,” Attia added. “As a U.S. attorney, he handled a lot of quasi-legislative matters, and he currently represents several cities in redistrictings. � He was chair of the Sacramento County planning commission.” Jacobs said he’s leaving Downey Brand, a firm of 115 lawyers, for the larger platform of DLA Piper. Jacobs says he was impressed by DLA’s litigation capacity worldwide and the firm’s Washington, D.C., white-collar group. — Marie-Anne Hogarth

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