Jaak represents large companies in litigation and international arbitration. Most of his clients are in the technology, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Jaak has a wide range of experience in key aspects of dispute resolution, including discovery, oral advocacy, trial proceedings, and enforcement of arbitral awards. As a former professional tennis player, he is a competitive and passionate advocate for his clients’ needs.
Jaak is currently working on
several international arbitration matters in the energy and infrastructure
sector. He is representing international companies in ICC
and LCIA proceedings which arise from disputes in
Africa, CIS countries, and the Gulf region. When practicing in
the U.S., he represented Oracle in Oracle v. Google, a high stakes
copyright trial known as the "World Series of IP." Jaak is also
active in Orrick's pro bono program, having acted on behalf of single mothers
in the New York Family Court and a Nigerian citizen facing deportation.
In addition to his disputes-related work, Jaak has written and spoken on legal
issues affecting blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and advised
companies in this space.
Jaak graduated in the top 10% of
his class at U.C. Berkeley and, during law school, was a judicial extern to the
Honorable Jon S. Tigar at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California. Before his legal career, Jaak was a professional tennis
player. He is a three-time NCAA champion and was a member of the Estonian Davis