Jacob Onile-Ere


Jacob Onile-Ere litigates alleged violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws in order to protect businesses and consumers from price-fixing, pay-for-delay schemes, monopolization and other misconduct that hinders market competition.

Jacob is a member of the litigation team representing plaintiffs in civil class action In re Juul Labs, Inc. Antitrust Litigation, filed in the Northern District of California for direct purchaser plaintiffs alleging anticompetitive conduct by JUUL and global cigarette manufacturer Altria impacted them. He also represents clients in several complex cases, including class actions alleging price-fixing of interchange fees by Visa, MasterCard and their member banks, alleged anti-competitive conduct by coffee and beverage company Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., as well as various alleged anti-competitive pay-for-delay schemes involving generic drugs.

Prior to joining Motley Rice and admission to the New York Bar, Jacob gained experience in immigration law while completing a fellowship program at Brooklyn Defender Services’ Immigration Practice Unit. He also served in New York City’s housing court as a judicial intern for Judge Cheryl Gonzales while completing his legal studies at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Additionally, while in law school Jacob assisted clients in immigration defense and advocacy at Cardozo’s Immigration Justice Clinic, advocated for the indigent through the school’s Unemployment Action Center and served as a legal intern at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice. He also served as a research assistant for the Dean of Cardozo, Melanie Leslie, and as a Staff Editor of the Cardozo Journal for Conflict Resolution.


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2017

L.L.B., The University of Lagos, 2012

Licensed In

  • New York

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section