Jacques S. Pierre joined U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners in August 2020 as the General Counsel. His responsibilities include counseling the company’s officers and partners on acquisitions, contracts, employment issues, and other general legal and corporate matters.
Jacques comes to USRBP with a multi-faceted career that has spanned government, corporate, not-for-profit, and educational communities. Most recently, Jacques served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he focused on prosecuting white-collar and public corruption crimes, among other high-profile cases. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Jacques worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Division, as well as the Health Care and Government Frauds Unit. Prior to his Government service, Jacques worked for several years in the New Jersey and New York offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, primarily focusing his practice on complex business litigation, employment and labor law, and technology related matters. He also served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court where he assisted the Court on a variety of legal matters.
Prior to his legal career, Jacques served as a Director at two small educational not-for- profit organizations in the New York area, and also worked as a high school history teacher. Jacques remains committed to educating youth by currently serving on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship and the Board of Trustees for the MESA Charter High School.
Jacques earned his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and African American Studies from Wesleyan University, and his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Newark. He is admitted to practice in both the State of New Jersey and the State of New York.