As a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, James focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and has experience working on trade secrets, class actions, and environmental matters and assisting on government investigations. He has drafted pleadings, memoranda, briefs, and court orders, and also has experience managing contracts for private businesses. Prior to joining the firm, James worked with the Civil Litigation Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, interviewing and counseling clients, conducting discovery, drafting motions, and representing clients through mediation and settlement.

Before attending law school, James served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He led Marines of the 1st Marine Division on two operational deployments, to countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, Kuwait, and Jordan. Following his overseas service, James was selected to serve as an instructor at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group – Pacific. As a Captain, he leveraged his own operational experience to prepare senior officers and select foreign partners for their own crisis-response deployments abroad.