Jehiel I. Baer
Jehiel Baer is a litigation attorney. He is a member of the Litigation and Trial Practice and the Emerging Companies Practice. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation.
Jehiel has represented individual business owners, professionals, emerging companies, and Fortune 500 companies on matters including corporate governance, contract disputes, legal malpractice defense, commercial real estate, employment and wrongful termination, insurance bad-faith defense, and securities fraud. Jehiel specializes in the field of intellectual property litigation and has handled a wide range of patent, copyright, and trademark issues.
Prior to joining McNaul Ebel in 2014, Jehiel served as assistant counsel for the New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, where he advised on public procurement contracts, employment law, ethics, and regulatory compliance.
Jehiel earned his JD from New York University School of Law. While in law school, he served as a law clerk with the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of New York, and District of Maryland. He was a student advocate with the Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society and a teaching assistant to New York University president John Sexton. Jehiel was also a member of the Moot Court Board, serving as Associate Casebook Editor for the New York University Moot Court Casebook.
Jehiel regularly provides pro bono legal services to active and reserve duty service members and veterans through the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys backpacking and hiking with his wife, daughter, and greyhound, as well as touring the Pacific Northwest on his motorcycle.
Representative Cases & Matters
- Represented internationally renowned doctor of neurosurgery in arbitration for claims of retaliation and breach of contract against hospital; obtained award of $18.2 million in damages and attorneys’ fees and costs, which was confirmed by King County Superior Court.
- Defended internationally renowned doctor of acupuncture in federal copyright case; obtained favorable settlement, including payment from plaintiff to client.
- Represented musician and audio director in dispute over founding ownership interest in video game company; obtained award ordering reissuing and vesting of significant portion of founder’s stock in the company and continued payment under the company's profit participation plan.
- Represented investor in action against technology company and its founder for violations of Washington State Securities Act and breach of contract; obtained judgment against both defendants for the full amount of damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
- Represented executive of technology company negotiating seven-figure severance package.
- Represented minority shareholder of technology company in case for minority shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duties; obtained favorable settlement prior to trial.
- Obtained unanimous decision by Washington Court of Appeals Division 1, reversing King County Superior Court’s orders in TEDRA action for lack of notice to owner of limited liability company for which trustee of trust served as sole undisputed member.
- Obtained unanimous decision by Washington Court of Appeals Division 1, reversing King County Superior Court’s dismissal for lack of standing in declaratory judgment action involving management of limited liability company.
Awards & Activities
- Selected by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2018 - 2019)
- Member, The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court
- New York University School of Law (JD, 2013)
- University of Maryland (BS and BA, 2009)
- New York, 2014
- Washington State, 2013
- US District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2016
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2016
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018