BreastfeedingLaw.com is the most comprehensive website available concerning breastfeeding law in the United States. Created and maintained by Jake Marcus, JD, nothing on this site should be interpreted as legal advice.
Jake Marcus is a lawyer, writer and conference speaker whose work focuses on gender and sexual orientation, particularly breastfeeding, mothering, sexual abuse and domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and gay/lesbian/transgender issues. As Marcus Law, in Philadelphia, Marcus currently serves clients nationwide with a concentration in the representation of non-physician healthcare providers and small business issues of all kinds. Her other professional website can be found at JakeMarcus.com.
She is owner of LactSpeak, a listing service for speakers for birthing and breastfeeding healthcare conferences. She was Contributing Editor and then Politics Editor at Mothering magazine from 2007 until it ceased publication in April of 2011.
Marcus’ work as an attorney includes serving as litigation coordinator for the Women Against Abuse Legal Center in Philadelphia, and on Planned Parenthood’s trial team in its challenge to the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act while a Litigation Associate at Pepper, Hamilton. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Legal Advisory Council to La Leche League International. She is currently an appointee to the Cheltenham Township (PA) Human Relations Commission.
Her writing has appeared in Mothering, Life Learning, LEAVEN, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Vegetarian Baby and Child, and on ePregnancy.com and VegFamily.com.
Marcus also speaks at conferences and on television and radio as an expert on the legal aspects of breastfeeding, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, abortion, reproductive rights and technologies, and HIV/AIDS. She was producer, writer, and host of SPEAK! and of Kept Quiet, two television programs focusing on gender issues and political activism.
A 1988 graduate of Temple University School of Law where she was Research Editor of the Temple Law Review, Marcus attended Bennington College and has a B.A. in Philosophy as well as a Certificate in Editing from Temple University.
A New York City native, she currently lives with her family outside Philadelphia.