Jonathan Jacobson, a Chicago native, is a trial attorney at the Department of Justice, handling complex commercial litigation on behalf of the United States. Prior to joining Justice, Jonathan served as a federal judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Carl Stewart of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and for Judge Kiyo Matsumoto of the Eastern District of New York. Before becoming a lawyer, Jonathan joined Teach for America and worked as an elementary school teacher for two years. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he served as a news editor at the Daily Illini. He subsequently attended the Northwestern School of Law, where he worked for two years at the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Although he misses Chicago terribly, Jonathan currently resides in Washington, D.C. During his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing fetch with his beagle (Teddy), running, and kayaking on the Potomac.