Jake Christensen*

Associate
Jake’s practice includes healthcare and international banking compliance investigations, a broad range of complex business and intellectual property litigation matters, and lobbying and regulatory compliance.
Jake Christensen, Associate, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Jake has litigation experience in federal courts across the country and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Jake has counseled one of the nation’s largest credit unions in a multi-million dollar contract licensing dispute; a national cancer treatment center under investigation by the Department of Justice for False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback violations; and an international nutritional supplement company in offensive litigation to protect its intellectual property and enforce a multi-million dollar settlement agreement. Jake also regularly advises clients on regulatory, election law, and lobbying compliance, particularly in the transportation and telecom spaces.

Jake was a member of a firm-wide team supporting a government-appointed independent consultant for one of the world's largest financial institutions as part of a settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services and Department of Justice. He conducted an enterprise-wide investigation of the institution's existing OFAC and EU sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance policies and procedures, and recommended improvements to the institution’s corporate governance and compliance programs in locations across Europe, South America, and North America.

As a member of the ERISA and Health Care Practice Groups, Jake also provides advice and counseling to group health plans and medical providers involved in commercial payer disputes and other issues arising under the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Medicare, and various state laws. 

*Not admitted in California. Admitted in New York and the District of Columbia. Practicing under the supervision of firm principals.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Jake was an intern at the Administrative Conference of the United States and in the chambers of the Hon. Reggie B. Walton of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. In law school, Jake represented criminal defendants as a student attorney in the American University Criminal Justice Clinic. He also taught a year-long Youth Justice course at a DC high school as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow and served as an Integrated Curriculum Dean’s Fellow. Jake was a Summer Associate at the firm in 2015.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jake worked as an Admission Counselor for a Big Ten university.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Professional Activities

Jake is an active member of the firm's Pro Bono and Associates Committees.

Life Beyond the Law

A proud native of Iowa, Jake looks forward to returning home each fall for Hawkeye football games. He enjoys cooking, photography, and exploring new countries and cultures.

  • Industries
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • New York Bar
    • District of Columbia Bar
  • Education
    American University, Washington College of Law
    JD
    ,
    cum laude; Note & Comment Editor, American University Law Review; President, Moot Court Honor Society
    ,
    2016
    The University of Iowa
    BA
    ,
    German with Honors
    ,
    2010