Abigail A. K. Jacobs

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Abigail A. K. Jacobs

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Charitable Law Section

Office: 614-995-5366
Fax: 866-528-3395

Abby joined the Attorney General's Office in March 2012. She began her work in the Charitable Law Section with a focus on civil investigations and enforcement involving charitable trusts and fiduciary duties, gambling, and charitable fundraising. Abby currently focuses her work on nonprofit and hospital transactions and mergers and is a leading expert in the Section on charitable registration issues and how they intersect with IRS provisions affecting exempt organizations.  

She leads the section's five-year rule-review process and coordinates all hearings before the Joint Commission on Agency Rule Review on changes to the Ohio Administrative Code. Abby frequently provides training to charitable organizations about board governance and fiduciary duties and also serves as one of the section's public records attorneys.

Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, she worked for a large, national charity that provides advocacy and programming for at-risk children. In addition to her work in the Charitable Law Section, Abby serves as a mentor to the Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board and volunteers with the Office's Pro Bono Seniors Program.

  • State of Ohio (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Author, The Hidden Side of Charitable Law in the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Ohio Lawyer Magazine, May 7, 2017
  • Author, The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act: Surpassing the "Economically Significant" Threshold, Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Fall 2010
  • Employee of the Quarter (2017)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. (2011)
    • Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal
    • Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team
  • The College of Wooster, B.A., cum laude, Philosophy (2008)