Jacob Bylund is a trial attorney. Jacob has led trial teams in achieving numerous plaintiffs-side jury verdicts, resulting in judgments totaling in excess of $100 million, multiple defense-side jury verdicts, directed verdicts and victories on summary judgment for major clients. In recent years, Jacob also led teams in winning more than $11 million in arbitration awards for clients and successfully defending against millions of dollars in claims in arbitration.

Jacob also represents some of the nation's largest food and agribusiness companies in resolving disputes and is a leader of the firm's food and agribusiness industry team. Jacob collaborates with clients to develop and implement strategies to efficiently achieve the client's desired outcome. He also stays abreast of market and industry issues to understand clients’ business needs.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with high distinction, Order of the Coif (2003)

Iowa State University
B.A. (2000)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Society of Barristers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • North American Meat Institute

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Litigation, General Commercial, 2011-18
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, General Litigation, 2013-18
  • BTI Consulting Group — BTI Client Service All-Star, 2014-16, 2012
  • Law360 — Rising Star, Food and Beverage Law, 2015
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