Frederick Jacobs took the reins as general counsel of the New Jersey Hospital Association on June 2, succeeding Acting General Counsel Karen Ali, who was named NJHAs vice president of compliance and regulatory affairs.
Ali had been serving on an acting basis since NJHAs president-designee Betsy Ryan was promoted from the general counsel position. Jacobs, 52, came to NJHA from the law firm of Hodgson Russ in New York, where he was a general partner and chairman of the health and government relations group. He also has served as chief counsel to the speaker of the New York State Assembly, counsel to the chairman of the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and legislative counsel to the New York State Assembly speaker.
He earned his law degree from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree in history from Brown University. -- by Cinda Becker