Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jack Snyder is a partner in the Firm's Litigation and Motor Vehicle Groups.
Jack has emerged as a leader for many of our clients and key project teams. In addition to running several pieces of substantial litigation (among other active cases) for our clients, Jack has also led a team of ten attorneys on a nationwide program for a major client.
Strategic Advice, Regulatory Counseling, & Performance/Cure Programs
Jack also negotiates and advises on dealer-manufacturer and regulatory disputes in the automotive franchise space across the country, and is a regular source of strategic advice and regulatory counseling for automotive clients and clients in other industries. Jack’s work includes:
While focusing on manufacturer-dealer disputes, Jack has a broad range of experience across the Firm’s practice areas. Having started at the Firm after a high-stakes career in the government where he handled Senate confirmations, legislation, and Congressional inquiries for the Department of Homeland Security, Jack hit the ground running as a key member of our litigation practice. As a first-year associate, Jack won his first dispositive motion, arguing before a Chancery judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Thereafter, Jack has gained experience trying cases both in court and in an administrative setting, defending witnesses giving testimony in white-collar investigations, and managing cases from pre-litigation counseling through appeal.
Jack has handled a substantial number of transactions in the automotive industry, representing manufacturers in working out business solutions with their dealers. Jack’s work has facilitated the amicable and voluntary termination of dealerships and the clearing of protest rights so that the manufacturer can establish a new dealer and/or realign its local dealer network. Jack has also represented manufacturers in working out approvals for, and rejections of, franchise transfer (dealership buy/sell) agreements. In this work, Jack has served as both lead negotiator and deal architect, designing transaction structures to solve novel problems in a heavily-regulated field subject to a fifty-state patchwork of rules.
Education, Prior Experience, & Community Involvement
Jack received his B.A. from Yale University. He joined Barack Ferrazzano after graduating, with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 2010.
Prior to attending law school Jack worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Legislative Affairs where he advised senior departmental officials on legislative and communications strategy and the Senate confirmation process. While serving at the Department, he received the Secretary’s Award for Exemplary Service.
Jack is also involved in community affairs in his hometown of Winnetka, Illinois. Jack serves as the Vice Chair of the Winnetka Caucus Council, a non-profit community organization devoted to citizen participation in local government.
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