James’s practice includes all types of litigation, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation, intellectual property, and data privacy matters. James also has the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification. He assists clients of all sizes in disputes in both state and federal courts.
James has experience in all phases of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He has worked on many cases involving technology, including for large technology and internet companies. Matters include contract disputes, trade secrets, municipal disputes, and data privacy. Additionally, James has also advised individuals pro bono in cases involving personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, and criminal defense.
Prior to joining the firm, James was an associate at McGuireWoods in Los Angeles. Before that, James served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dee Benson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah where he worked on a wide variety of civil and criminal cases. During law school, he was a judicial extern to the Honorable Kent Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also interned at the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.
James graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was actively involved with the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Journal of Law and Technology.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Utah
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, 2015
Brigham Young University, B.S. in Information Systems, summa cum laude, 2010