Reade Jacob


Business Phone: 804.697.1411
Business Fax: 804.697.1339


Reade Jacob is an associate in Troutman Sanders' Consumer Financial Services group with a primary focus in the Enforcement Actions & Investigations and the State Attorneys General practices where he represents clients interacting with and being investigated by state Attorneys General and other enforcement bodies.

Reade primarily represents and advises clients in a variety of state and federal regulatory matters, with a special emphasis on state consumer protection laws, including matters involving data breaches and privacy laws. In addition, Reade advises clients on internal investigations related to unauthorized access to consumer data and advises companies in developing compliance programs to proactively address these issues.

Reade received a B.A. from Davidson College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a Senior Articles Editor for the Virginia Law & Business Review. At Davidson, Reade was awarded a Presidential Fellowship by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Prior to law school, Reade served as Political Director for a reelection campaign of a member of the United States Congress.

Reade provides ongoing analysis and commentary on developments in the consumer financial services industry, with a focus on regulatory developments, through the Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor blog at

Reade is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US).


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Virginia Bar Association, Administrative Law Section, Communications Chair
  • American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law, State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee, Member
  • University of Virginia Law School Foundation, Class of 2014 Agent


  • University of Virginia, J.D., 2014
  • Davidson College, B.A., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia