Practice Profile: Jake Gardener is a litigator with a diverse practice, which includes defending organizations and individuals in criminal and regulatory enforcement actions, representing corporations in complex commercial disputes, and challenging unlawful government action. A substantial part of his practice involves briefing and arguing dispositive motions and appeals in criminal and civil matters.

Leadership, Pro Bono and Civic Work: Jake’s pro bono practice has included securing safer living conditions for NYC’s public housing tenants; successfully challenging the constitutionality of a New York statute that would have subjected state prosecutors to improper discipline; helping the UN Special Rapporteur for Extra-Judicial Executions draft a report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; appealing the conviction of a Bronx man sentenced to 20-years-to-life for an unarmed robbery he participated in when he was 17; preparing a class action lawsuit against Louisiana officials for failing to establish an effective statewide public defense system; and representing a Tennessee inmate on death row.