Saiber member Jakob Halpern was elevated to the level of Master of The John C. Lifland American Inn of Court, an association dedicated to fostering and developing the practice of intellectual property law and federal litigation, on September 16. As a Master of the Bench, Jake will mentor, along with numerous dedicated federal judges and other senior practitioners who form New Jersey’s federal bar, young lawyers interested in intellectual property and federal practice to the highest levels of professionalism, ethics, integrity, and civility.
The invitation to become a Master of the Bench in the Lifland Inn of Court is a distinction shared by few attorneys, all of whom have more than 15 years of experience. This membership category includes federal judges and experienced lawyers in the District of New Jersey, and is offered to only those few who have demonstrated adherence to the principles of the Lifland Inn – professional excellence, commitment to mentoring younger lawyers, strengthening of professional relationships, ethics and civility in the practice of law. These goals are merged with the Master’s passion for professionalism and collegiality among his or her attorney colleagues. It is a unique honor to be named a Master in the Lifland Inn of Court.
The Lifland Inn is one chapter of the American Inns of Court, an association of Inns around the country that are comprised of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. Membership of an Inn of Court ranges from the Pupil level, comprised of law students, to Masters of the Bench, a category reserved for experienced lawyers as well as Judges and law professors.
Jake represents clients in corporate, commercial, complex and multi-party litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property law. He also counsels clients regarding intellectual property rights issues. Jake is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and sits on its Emerging Issues Committee. Prior to joining Saiber, Jake clerked for the Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr., on the United States District Court for the Central District of California, following a year as a litigation associate at a prominent D.C. law firm. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1999 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 2004.