Jake Bissell-Linsk is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. Jake focuses his practice on securities fraud class actions.
Jake has litigated federal securities cases in jurisdictions across the country at both the District Court and Appellate Court level. He is currently litigating cases against Lucid Motors and Lordstown Motors involving de-SPAC mergers in the automotive industry; against Intelsat alleging insiders sold $246 million in stock shortly after learning the FTC would reject a bet-the-company deal; against AT&T, citing 58 former AT&T employees, regarding misleading reports of the success of its video streaming service DirecTV Now; and against Cronos alleging it improperly booked revenue from round-trip transactions for cannabis processing.
In addition to these varied securities fraud cases, Jake has litigated a number of cases involving take-private mergers, including several cases involving Chinese-based and Cayman-incorporated firms that were delisted from U.S. exchanges.
Jake has played a pivotal role in securing favorable settlements for investors in a variety of securities class actions, including recent cases against Nielsen ($73 million settlement), in a suit that involved allegations of inflated goodwill and the effect of the EU’s GDPR on the company, and Mindbody ($9.75 million settlement), in a suit alleging false guidance and inadequate disclosures prior to a private equity buyout.
Jake’s pro bono experience includes assisting pro se parties through the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project.
Jake was previously a Litigation Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he worked on complex commercial litigation including contract disputes, bankruptcies, derivative suits, and securities claims. He also assisted defendants in government investigations and provided litigation advice on M&A transactions.
Jake earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and Associate Editor of the East Asia Law Review. While in law school, Jake interned for Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer at the New York Supreme Court (Commercial Division). He received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Hamline University.
2016, New York
U.S. Court of Appeals
2021, Second Circuit
2020, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court
2017, Eastern District of New York
2017, Southern District of New York
2019, Western District of New York