Jack G. Haake is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices. His practice encompasses commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, corporate reorganizations, and health care law.

Mr. Haake has extensive experience working as a federal judicial clerk. Immediately prior to joining Foley, Mr. Haake served for two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Catliota of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. In that role, Mr. Haake drafted bench memoranda and opinions on a variety of business bankruptcy issues, analyzed fee applications and objections thereto, proofs of claim and claims objections, and Chapter 11 plans.

Mr. Haake has also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul M. Bowman of the Circuit Court for Kent County Maryland. Mr. Haake has also served as law clerk for the Legal Department of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Federal Communications Commission and the Office of Legal Counsel for Catholic Relief Services.

Representative Experience

  • Representing various creditors in asserting their rights in chapter 11 cases
  • Represent business entities in bankruptcy litigation matters
  • Assisting major travel industry creditor in asserting claims in bankruptcy cases
  • Advising creditors in connection with section 363 sales
  • Representing client in pro bono asylum case


Mr. Haake earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2011) with a Certificate in Health Law and was articles editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from Brigham Young University (B.A., 2007).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Haake is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Haake is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the Walter Chandler Inn of Court.

Community Engagement

Mr. Haake is a member of the CARE Program (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) and formerly volunteered for the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia.


Mr. Haake is fluent in Portuguese and speaks conversational Spanish and Egyptian Arabic.

Publications and Presentations

  • Quoted, “Supreme Court Ends Nursing Home Provider Agreement Dispute,” Bloomberg BNA (June 5, 2017)
  • Author, “In Tronox, 2nd Circ. Sends Clear Message About Injunctions,” Law360 (May 5, 2017)
  • Author, “Tribune: The Preemption Road Not Taken,” Law360 (May 12, 2016)
  • Speaker, “Ponzi Schemes and Avoidance Actions in Bankruptcy,” Walter Chandler American Inn of Court (February 17, 2016)
  • Author, “Is the Promise of Reorganization in Health Care Illusory?” Law360 (August 5, 2015)
  • Author, “Abandoning Environmental Liabilities in Cross-Border Cases,” The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (January 2015)