Jacob Varghese is a CFA board member and is CEO of Maurice Blackburn.
He has been instrumental in consolidating CFAs position as a strategic litigation business drawing on his extensive experience working with other litigation funders and in leading large class actions.
Jacob holds Honours in Laws from the University of Melbourne. He first joined Maurice Blackburn as an articled clerk in 2002, leaving to work as a political adviser in Canberra before returning to the firm in 2006.
Jacob’s has spent over a decade working in Maurice Blackburn’s award winning class action team and his achievements include working on four shareholder class actions which each achieved settlements in excess of $100 million for shareholders. He also led the team that achieved Australia’s largest food safety class action settlement.
Jacob combines his experience as a top litigator with strategic and lateral approaches to legal matters.
"I am passionate about using my legal skills to help people who otherwise would not have access to justice,” he says. With litigation funding, everyone, not just the rich and powerful has access to the resources to bring matters before the courts."
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Institute of Victoria member
- Per Capita Director (progressive think tank)
- Australian Law Award Best Dispute Resolution Team, 2015 & 2016