Brent Jacobs is general counsel of SMS Assist and a member of the Senior Leadership Team and Risk Committee. In his role, he oversees Legal, Compliance, Human Resources, SMS University, and ITS Infrastructure. Brent is responsible for leading SMS Assist’s global legal affairs, including litigation, commercial transactions, intellectual property, risk management and compliance, and general corporate matters.
Before joining SMS Assist, Brent practiced in Washington, DC, focusing on patent law and complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, law department management, litigation, risk mitigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, and vendor management issues.
Brent received both a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University. He is licensed to practice in Illinois, the District of Columbia, and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.