Jack Blum

Jack Blum

Associate, Paley Rothman
  • Employment Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Jack Blum is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law practice groups. He has gained significant experience in a wide range of litigation matters, including real estate, commercial, corporate, and complex estates and trusts cases in both trials and appeals. He has represented large publicly and privately traded companies, individuals, real estate developers, medical practices, and small businesses. He has also worked with business owners on transactional work, forming business entities and drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal issues arising from ongoing and contemplated business transactions. In the area of employment law, Jack has worked with employers to defend employment discrimination and wage payment lawsuits, assisted both employers and employees in disputes over the enforcement or interpretation of employment agreements, and has drafted employment contracts and independent contractor agreements.
Jack’s philosophy is that preparation is key when it comes to any type of litigation. He believes that the best way to obtain a favorable settlement or an early judgment in the client’s favor is to be prepared to take the case all the way through trial. Jack strives to remain realistic when assessing cases for clients in terms of what they can accomplish, how they can affect the client’s bottom-line goals and concerns, and whether it is worth it to try. He meticulously works to achieve his client’s goals in the most efficient way possible.
Prior to joining the firm, Jack worked as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where he assisted attorneys in the Office of the Inspector General with internal investigations. He also served as a law clerk at the Office of the Attorney General in Baltimore assigned to the Maryland Insurance Administration, and most recently was a law clerk at Paley Rothman before becoming an associate at the firm.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation: Business
  • Litigation: Individual
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and District of Columbia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Paley Rothman
Current
Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (2012)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: - Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review - Order of the Coif
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St. Mary’s College of Marylan
B.A. (2007)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & Best Lawyers
Tier 2 National Ranking for Litigation - Labor & Employment - Tier 3 National Ranking for Employment Law - Management - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Litigation - Labor & Employment - Tier 2 Metropolitan (D.C. area)
Maryland Super Lawyers
Maryland Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
Rising Stars
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
Author of the Year Award
Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section
Professional Associations
State Bar of Maryland
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
Current
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Bar Association of Montgomery County, Commercial Litigation Section
Current
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce - NextExec Committee
Current
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Federal Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
- Co-Chair, Publications Committee
Current
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St. Mary's College of Maryland Alumni Council
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354