Jacob Coate is an associate in the Antitrust Practice, where he represents companies in high-stakes antitrust and complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal court. Jacob has represented numerous companies across various industries, including technology, shipping, banking, venture capital, and the public sector. And he has experience in cases arising under both Section 1 and Section 2 of the Sherman Act. Jacob also maintains a pro bono practice, focusing on protecting religious and other civil liberties. Jacob has robust experience at all stages of litigation, having written numerous critical trial motions, as well as appellate merits and amicus briefs. Recently, Jacob represented a client in the U.S. Supreme Court, helping to secure a 9-0 victory in a major First Amendment case. Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Jacob served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond W. Gruender of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and to Judge James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He also served as a Constitutional Law Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and worked as a litigation associate at an international law firm.

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