Cadets is honored to have Jerald Jacobs act as our Legal Counsel. Mr. Jacobs is a Washington attorney and head of the
Nonprofit Organizations practice of the Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP law
firm. That practice annually provides legal counseling and advocacy for over
150 national trade associations, professional societies, cause organizations,
and charities. He is also head of the 75-attorney Public Practices Section of
the firm. Mr. Jacobs has been focused on the legal representation of nonprofit
organization clients for over two decades. His practice includes antitrust and
trade regulation, health law, litigation, nonprofit corporate governance and
transactions, federal income tax exemption, and federal legislative and
regulatory issues affecting nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Jacobs is General Counsel for ASAE and The Center for Association
Leadership, the 24,000-member national professional society of nonprofit
organization staff executives. He founded ASAE and The Center’s 4,000-member
Legal Section and chaired its Section Council for three years, and for the past
ten years he has been the keynote speaker at its Legal Symposium. He has also
served on ASAE’s Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of the ASAE
Foundation. He chaired ASAE’s Government Affairs Committee for two years. He
has received ASAE’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor presented to
associate members of the Society.
Mr. Jacobs has written extensively on legal and governmental issues for
nonprofit organizations. His book credits include Association Law Handbook, 4th
ed. (2007) and its biennial supplement Association Law Update (2009);
Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook, 2nd ed. (2004; with Jefferson C.
Glassie); Associations and the Law (2002); Federal Lobbying Law Handbook, 2nd
ed. (1993); and Legal Risk Management for Associations (1995; with David W.
Ogden, currently Deputy Attorney General of the United States).
Mr. Jacobs was named “Outstanding Nonprofit Attorney” by the American Bar
Association. In 1998 Mr. Jacobs presented a paper on tort law risks to nonprofit
organizations before the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association,
and in 1999 he presented a paper on antitrust risks to ABA’s Section of
Business Law. Mr. Jacobs has advised the governments of the European Union and
the Peoples Republic of China on nonprofit/nongovernmental organization issues.
Jacobs holds undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and
studied at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has served as an adjunct
professor in the area of nonprofit organization law at The George Washington
University. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, before
several federal district and circuit courts, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dawn Crowell Murphy
Dawn Murphy is a Senior Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and advises nonprofit organization clients on a wide variety of legal matters, including governance, tax, regulatory compliance, employment, antitrust, intellectual property, contract and transactions. With association in-house experience, Dawn brings a comprehensive perspective to counseling trade associations, professional societies and other tax-exempt organizations. Dawn assists with all aspects of nonprofit organizations, including formation, policies and practices, tax exemption and implications, event and vendor agreements, and major transactions such as mergers or joint ventures. She is also experienced in matters of privacy and protection of intellectual property.
As an attorney in Pillsbury's Nonprofit Organizations Practice, she provides counsel to trade and professional associations, charities and foundations, and other tax exempt organizations on a wide variety of legal matters, including corporate governance, affiliate and chapter relationships, lobbying, and employment matters.
Ms. Murphy is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and has served multiple years on the Legal Section Council. She is a frequent speaker and author for Association of Corporate Counsel and ASAE. Ms. Murphy has written and contributed to numerous publications in her field.
Prior to joining Pillsbury Law, Ms. Murphy worked for the Association of Corporate Counsel as a "lawyer to an association of lawyers." She provided strategic direction for legal practice resources, oversaw practice area committees, and devised a global sponsorship system for legal content. She also served as a Law Clerk in the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Ms. Murphy earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Virginia where she served as a Dillard Fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Wheaton College. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the
energy, financial services, and real estate and technology sectors. With
offices in the world's major financial and technology centers, they counsel
clients on all aspects of global transactions and litigation. Their
multidisciplinary teams allow them to anticipate trends and offer a 360-degree
perspective on complex business and legal issues—helping clients take greater
advantage of opportunities and better mitigate risk.
For more information about Jerald A. Jacobs, Dawn Murphy and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
Pittman LLP, please visit: www.pillsburylaw.com