Jacob Polce

Polce, Jacob

Jake Polce focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation. As a litigator and advisor, Jake assists employers with a wide variety of litigation matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and employment contract disputes. He also helps clients navigate labor relations and collective bargaining compliance issues.

Employment Litigation

Jake is involved with all aspects of employment litigation in both state and federal courts, including initial investigations and fact development, discovery, depositions, drafting pre-trial and dispositive motions, and trial preparation. Through litigation, Jake helps clients enforce employment agreements, defend against discrimination and harassment allegations—including in multi-plaintiff matters—and navigate wage and hour actions.

Jake also assists clients with alternative dispute resolution. This includes representing clients in mediation, including both private mediation and with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Jake also has experience helping clients, including boards of directors, conduct internal investigations related to personnel issues and misconduct.

Employment Counseling

Jake counsels employers on personnel and workplace issues, such as navigating reductions in force and drafting and revising employee handbooks, employment contracts, and separation agreements. Jake also advises employers on compliance-based issues pertaining to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); and other federal and Maryland state laws.

Traditional Labor

Jake has counseled clients on collective bargaining agreements and the related arbitration process, including appealing arbitration decisions in federal appellate court. Jake’s arbitration-related experience includes issues such as mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining, an employer’s obligation to produce documents and information to a union, and withdrawal liability, including the process and methodology of calculating withdrawal liability amounts.

Related Practices




  • J.D. with high honors Emory University School of Law 2021
    • Order of the Coif
    • Legal extern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia
    • Judicial intern, the Honorable Leigh Martin May, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Emory Law Moot Court Society
  • B.A. Government & Politics magna cum laude University of Maryland, College Park 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland