Nicholas J. Jacques is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Human Rights practice. Mr. Jacques’s practice focuses on representing individuals who have been victims of torture, human trafficking, forced and slave labor, and other violations of international law.

Prior to becoming an Associate at Cohen Milstein, Mr. Jacques was a Law Fellow at the firm. In this role, he worked across Cohen Milstein’s practices and was involved in litigating individual and class action cases at the district and appellate levels.

Immediately before his Fellowship, Mr. Jacques was a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Moritz for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Mr. Jacques received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Northeastern University, where received several academic awards, including the Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he received numerous academic awards, including The Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights and the Arthur S. Chatman Labor Law Prize.

While at law school he was Articles Editor at Cornell Law Review, Executive Bench Editor for the Moot Court Board, and Chapter President of the National Lawyers Guild.

Mr. Jacques’s publications include, “Information Gathering in the Digital Age: Towards a Liberal Right to Record,” 102 Cornell Law Review 783 (2017).

Prior to law school, Mr. Jacques was a journalist at The Boston Globe.