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James is a commercial litigator with experience before state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals. He specializes in international and cross-border commercial disputes and matters involving state-owned enterprises.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. International Law: 50%
    19 years

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75 East 55th Street
New York, NY, 10022

75 E 55th St
New York, NY, 10022-3205

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

75 East 55th Street
New York, NY, 10022



DCActive 200305/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardPaul, Hastings, Janofksy & Walker LLP2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Counsel, Office of City Legislative AffairsNew York City Office of the Mayor1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New YorkDirector2010 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, International Law CommitteeChairman, International Arbitration Subcommittee2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationChairman, Subcommittee on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Frontera Resources Azerbaijan Corp. v. SOCARVacatur of prior dismissal of petition
Silverman v. China National Native Produce et al.Judgment vacated
Karaha Bodas Company L.L.C. v. PertaminaJudgment executed
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York University School of Law Journal of Law and BusinessThe Evolution of Judicial Review Under the Federal Arbitration Act2009
Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy LawNew York Court of Appeals Permits Extraterritorial Seizure of Assets in Aid of Judgments2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
George Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer on International ArbitrationInternational Commercial Arbitration2010
Finding and Proving International and Foreign Law in U.S. CourtsProving Foreign and International Law in U.S. Courts2010
Annual Winter SeminarEthical Pitfalls in Contesting Arbitral Awards2009
Annual Winter SeminarPractical Issues in Cross-Border Litigation2008