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Overview

Jim is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department where his practice focuses on complex business and corporate litigation involving commercial disputes, securities claims, class actions, antitrust and regulatory enforcement actions. Jim also leads the firm’s Government Contracts practice.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. He has an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While on active duty, he served as an Assistant to the General Counsel in the Office of the Secretary of the Army from 1988 to 1992.

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1988)
  • University of Michigan  (B.A., with distinction, 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Foundation
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Honors & Awards

Community

  • Stanford Law School, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Faculty, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Volunteer Mediator