Rob Jacobs represents policyholders in a wide array of insurance recovery disputes arising from product liabilities, toxic torts, first-party property loss, business interruption, advertising liability, professional liability, kidnap and ransom losses, and various directors and officers-related liabilities, to name a few. For the past several years, Rob has been heavily involved in seeking coverage for liabilities arising out of the life sciences and chemical industries, particularly with respect to agricultural products.
He has advised policyholders and resolved disputes under nearly every type of commercial insurance product, including Comprehensive General Liability policies, London Market umbrella and excess policies, so-called “Bermuda Form” excess liability policies, cyber loss and liability policies, directors and officers liability policies, errors and omissions/professional liability policies, multimedia policies, fidelity policies, and other specialized coverages.
Rob has litigated these disputes, when necessary, in courts throughout the United States and also has engaged in various other forms of dispute resolution, particularly domestic and international arbitrations and mediations. Rob is known for his substantial experience representing policyholders in London arbitrations, required under many Bermuda Form and other offshore policies.
Recently, he also has been advising clients on insurance issues arising from emerging technologies, such as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and also has provided insurance coverage guidance to policyholders in the cannabis industry.
Rob is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (“ACCC”), an invitation-only organization dedicated to improving the quality of the practice of insurance law and to increasing civility and professionalism in the field. The ACCC engages in a rigorous vetting process prior to inviting a lawyer to become a Fellow, with its members including many of the most prominent advocates in the insurance law bar.
Rob has written numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer on issues facing policyholders in insurance recovery disputes.
Outside the Firm
Rob is an avid fan of the Florida Gators football and basketball teams and, therefore, he bleeds orange and blue. In fact, he is a big fan of Southeastern Conference football (with the exception of Georgia). Rob bought Bruce Springsteen’s The River album on October 17, 1980—the day it was released—and then bought every one of The Boss’s subsequent albums on the dates that each of them were released.