Complex Business Litigation
Government Regulation and Oversight
Jack Morse is an attorney in ECG’s litigation practice group and focuses on business disputes, healthcare matters, and government regulation and oversight. Jack has experience practicing in both state and federal courts across the country and in U.S. territories.
Before joining ECG, Jack served for eight years as an attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at DOJ, Jack led or took part in extensive investigations, litigation, and reform efforts, in multiple jurisdictions, to address violations of the Constitution and federal law by city and county law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, and other state institutions. He routinely worked with city officials, police command staff, patrol officers, and community members to implement changes to law enforcement practices and training, and he has represented the United States as lead counsel in federal court.
When the Justice Department investigated the Cleveland Division of Police in 2013 and 2014, Jack worked alongside team members to examine the police department’s policies and procedures regarding issues such as the use of force, disciplinary systems, complaint processes, searches and seizures, community policing mechanisms, training, and oversight protocols.
After the DOJ determined that Cleveland’s officers engaged in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force and other constitutional violations, Jack helped negotiate a 103-page settlement agreement requiring the police department to make extensive changes to its practices regarding the use of force, searches and seizures, internal investigations, and community engagement. Jack also investigated and monitored law enforcement agencies and other government institutions located in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
During law school, Jack worked full-time in public relations for an international relief and development agency and traveled to developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to advance the organization’s medical programs and healthcare clinics. Prior to law school, Jack worked for several years as a newspaper reporter in Georgia and later enlisted in the Army. He deployed to Iraq as a combat photographer and paratrooper in 2003.
More recently, on multiple occasions Jack has been a guest lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.