Jake Christensen*

Jake is a member of the Complex Litigation group in the San Francisco office.
Jake Christensen, Associate, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

His practice focuses on the representation of corporate and individual clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including healthcare fraud and regulatory compliance, as well as violations of the False Claims Act, Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

As a member of the ERISA and Healthcare Practices, Jake also provides advice and counseling to group health plans and medical providers with 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.

Client Work

Jake's representative matters include:

  • Conducted an enterprise-wide OFAC & EU sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance audit and investigation of an international financial institution in on-site locations in Europe and South America.
  • Defended an Ivy League university in a disability discrimination suit.

  • Represented a cancer treatment facility under investigation by the Department of Justice for Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

  • Represented a pro bono client as court-appointed counsel in a whistleblower & employment discrimination matter.

  • Represented a nutritional supplement company seeking enforcement of a settlement agreement originating from a patent infringement litigation.

  • Represented landowners in Rails-to-Trails litigation. 

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

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.

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