Greg Jacob represents financial services companies including banks, investment managers, health care payors, and insurers, as well as other employers, in class action and other litigation concerning ERISA and other labor and employment matters. A former Solicitor of Labor, Greg has extensive knowledge on a wide variety of labor and employment issues including ERISA, FLSA, OFCCP, and whistleblower law. He regularly litigates in federal courts throughout the country, defends clients against Department of Labor investigations, and provides counseling to plans and plan sponsors.
Prior to rejoining O’Melveny in 2021, Greg served as Counsel to Vice President Pence and Deputy Assistant to the President. He directly advised the Vice President on all legal issues relating to the Office of the Vice President, and advised the White House Coronavirus Task Force concerning the Defense Production Act and other legal issues related to bolstering the domestic supply chain.
Greg first joined O'Melveny as a partner in 2012, after serving in several high-profile positions of increasing responsibility in the administration of President George W. Bush, including at the White House, Department of Justice, and Department of Labor. For his final posting in the Bush Administration, Greg was appointed by the President and confirmed as Solicitor of Labor, the third-ranking official in the Department of Labor. In this position, he managed the department’s most important litigation under more than 180 federal labor and employment laws.
Greg regularly advocates for children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse, providing pro bono services through the national nonprofit organization Child Justice. He received the Friend of Children Award in 2005 and the Shine the Light on Children’s Rights Award in 2009, and has won groundbreaking appeals increasing protections for abused children in Maryland (Fox v. Wills, 2006) and Hawaii (Doe v. Doe, 2009).