Jake Etienne represents commercial clients in a variety of complex matters involving complex commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, gaming, product defect and franchise law matters. Jake has experience in assisting technology and gaming clients in navigating the complex, rapidly developing body of laws and regulations governing online sports betting, i-gaming and daily fantasy sports. He is experienced in helping clients in franchise disputes, successfully procuring multiple positive settlements for his clients against various franchisors. In the product defect field, Jake has successfully arbitrated a case with a verdict in favor of his client on all counts, as well as reached multiple favorite settlements on other arbitration matters.
Recognition and Involvement
Recognition & Involvement
While in law school, Jake was involved in a number of different organizations. He served as president of Street Law for two years, a student-led organization that visited inner-city schools in Philadelphia and taught them their constitutional rights. Additionally, he was a fellow for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, where he helped in the writing of a textbook and was a contributor to the Brandt Report – an inside look at how the legalization of sports betting is changing sports. He spent his final semester of law school working as a certified legal intern in the Health Law Clinic, where he helped clients obtain health insurance and social security benefits.
He was among the 2020 recipients of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Eve Biskind Klothen Law Student Award for his pro bono involvement.
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Villanova University School of Law, JD, 2020
Seton Hall University, BS, 2017
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