Jack B. Cobetto

Partner

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 1986, J.D.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985, Ph.D.
  • Yale University, 1978, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • State Supreme Court - Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit

Jack’s practice is in the areas of financial services and commercial litigation. He has more than 25 years of experience in representing major financial institutions, business clients and educational institutions in complex litigation, including individual, class and derivative actions in the securities, banking, investment management, insurance, energy, and software and technology industries. In addition, he has represented clients in connection with SEC and other federal and state investigations. Jack has also represented educational institutions in complex litigation, including False Claims Act and scientific misconduct cases. He also has considerable experience in the areas of restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, insurance coverage disputes, contract disputes, and real estate and construction litigation.

In recent years, Jack’s practice has focused on representing large financial institutions in disputes involving mortgaged-backed securities and other structured products arising out of the financial crisis of 2008. These disputes have included individual, class and derivative actions across the United States. Jack has served as lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts, as well as in AAA and FINRA arbitrations.

Employment History

  • 1988 - Reed Smith

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association