• Reed College, B.A. (2014) Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D. (2018)


  • California
  • District of Columbia

Jacob Canter


Jacob Canter helps technology companies and companies that rely on technology succeed. Jacob’s litigation practice focuses on technology (e.g., intellectual property, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Biometric Information Privacy Act, state privacy laws, contracts, and licensing) and competition litigation (e.g., antitrust, state competition laws, and founders’ disputes). His counseling practice focuses on compliance with state, federal, and international privacy laws; technology licensing; and cybersecurity incident response.

Jacob sits in the San Francisco office and is a member of the Litigation and Privacy and Cybersecurity practice groups. He joined the firm after a year of practice at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., and a year clerking in the Southern District of New York for the Hon. Lorna G. Schofield. During law school, Jacob launched the school’s election law outreach program and pro bono project.

Representative Matters

  • Defending legal AI innovator ROSS Intelligence Inc. against copyright and tortious interference allegations involving whether a party may copy judicial opinions. Brought antitrust counterclaims alleging an impermissible tying arrangement, which have survived the pleadings.
  • Successfully defended legal technology innovator Proctorio Inc. against federal copyright law claims and allegations that the client violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • Bringing copyright, federal antitrust, and local competition claims against multinational companies on behalf of Xinuos Inc., a UNIX-based server operating system company.
  • Providing ongoing counseling and guidance related to data breach incidents, compliance with federal and state data breach laws, and litigation liability risks attendant to incidents.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Cases Show Real-World Laws Likely Apply In Metaverse," MyLawCLE, Webinar, 2022. (January 25, 2023). Speaker: Jacob Canter.


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