Jake Heller is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice and Energy Industry Team. Jake has serviced complex merger and acquisition matters involving clients form various industries, including energy, healthcare, telecommunications and cybersecurity. He has represented both buy-side and sell-side clients in asset and stock purchase transactions.
Jake was a summer associate in Foley’s Washington D.C. office in 2014.
Prior to his legal career, Jake served for more than six years in various roles at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including advisor to the undersecretary for the National Protection Programs Directorate, and advisor to the chief of staff of the Office of the Deputy Secretary. During his tenure at DHS, Jake was a member of the United States negotiation team for the United States – European Union Passenger Name Record Agreement, one of the largest big data agreements in history. He also served on the staff of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on CyberSkills. Jake was the Obama for America regional field director for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District during the 2008 Presidential campaign and an assistant on the Obama Presidential transition team before he joined DHS.
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Jake earned his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 2015), where he was a member of the European Law Moot Court Team. He also received the 2014 Civil Trial Advocacy Award in the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Middlebury College (B.A., 2004).
AdmissionsJake is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.