Jacob N. Westlund


Tel 612.752.1017
Fax 612.371.3207

Jacob Westlund assists banks, bank holding companies, and financial institutions with a range of matters, including transactions, commercial lending, bank lifecycle developments, regulatory requirements, and compliance issues. Jacob approaches his clients' needs with full awareness of the challenging regulatory environment in which financial institutions operate and the importance of efficient, reliable legal advice.

Prior to entering law, Jacob served at a large national bank where he was responsible for conducting a rigorous, enterprise-wide assessment of top compliance and risk issues. The assessment evaluated the effectiveness of senior leadership – including the board of directors, senior management, and top-level committees – as well as the bank’s governance, strategy setting, and overall risk management infrastructure.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Judge Kathleen Sheehy, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, Board of Directors


Co-author, "Fast-Approaching Effective Date of Prepaid Rule Leaves Little Time to Address Significant Compliance Challenges," Ballard Spahr alert, February 5, 2019

William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D. 2012, magna cum laude)

Editor, William Mitchell Law Review

University of Minnesota (B.A. 2009, honors)