Jeannine Jacobson focuses her practice on litigation related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); managed care; insurance coverage; and life, health, disability, and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) benefits. She is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who has achieved favorable results for clients in state and federal courts and through alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Jacobson is a member of the firm’s Health + Benefits Litigation Team.
Health and Benefits Litigation
Ms. Jacobson regularly represents life, health, and disability benefit plans, insurance companies, claim administrators, and self-funded plan sponsors. In addition to ERISA cases, Ms. Jacobson routinely handles cases brought under Florida state law, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA), and the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program. Her experience also includes litigation involving Medicare preemption, nonparticipating provider reimbursement claims, and behavioral health claim disputes, including claims alleging violations of federal and state Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity laws.
Ms. Jacobson handles litigation at all stages, from the initial claim through trial and appeal, and she has handled more than 20 appeals in federal and state courts. She has frequently obtained summary judgment rulings and favorable appellate rulings, resulting in significant financial savings for clients. She gives presentations on topics involving ERISA and group benefits at conferences and seminars around the country.
As a proponent of community work, Ms. Jacobson has volunteered with the Posse Foundation, an organization that identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may otherwise be overlooked by the traditional college selection process. She has served as a Florida election observer since 2004.
Ms. Jacobson began her career serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Martha Warner of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal. While in law school, she was a founding member of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.