Precious Jacobs

Partner | Jenner & Block LLP

"I envision a city where the workforce is representative of the diversity in our communities. I will continue to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives within my firm, the greater legal community, and within the City of Chicago."

Undergraduate Degree: New York University, '05

Fun fact: I went skydiving for my 30th birthday. It was fun, but I would never do that again.

Precious is a litigation partner at Jenner & Block, where she handles high-stakes litigation matters for large corporate clients. Precious handles cases involving products liability issues, defense of consumer class actions, and breach of contracts in various industries. She has tried cases in bankruptcy court and also counsels clients on data privacy issues.

In addition to her diverse litigation and counseling experience, Precious maintains an active pro bono practice. She has defended pro bono clients against first-degree murder charges and secured relief for thousands of Illinois residents in connection with a class action suit against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

As the first in her family to attend law school, Precious lives to inspire other African-American women to not be limited by their circumstances. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., where she has served as a mentor and member of its scholarship committee.

Precious is currently a fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program, a board member for the Family Defense Center, co-chair of the Jenner & Block African-American Affinity Group, and a member of the Jenner & Block Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Precious has also served on the Job Fair Committee for the Cook County Bar Association and as chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s annual program for newly admitted attorneys.

Precious graduated from New York University cum laude and later from the University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude.