James is a partner in the New York office of Morrison Mahoney. He has more than 15 years of experience litigating complex commercial and civil matters, including healthcare and insurance coverage issues, regulatory violations, Medicaid fraud claims, contract disputes, and civil RICO actions in federal, state, and appellate courts. His practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation involving the prosecution and defense of insurance and health care litigation, with particular emphasis and experience in the areas of insurance fraud law, and related litigation and coverage issues. James also has significant experience litigating employment and labor matters, trademark and copyright matters and other general commercial litigations.

James started his legal career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark D. Fox in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and in the Staff Attorneys’ Office for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, during which he wrote extensively on various legal issues, including habeas corpus, prisoners’ rights, civil rights, constitutional law, immigration, employment discrimination and contract disputes.

Noteworthy Accomplishments, Honors & Awards

  • Henry J. Rothblatt Award for Criminal Advocacy, New York Law School
  • Joseph Solomon Public Interest Fellowship
  • National Semi-Finalist in American University’s Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • B.A. — Saint Anselm College
  • J.D. — New York Law School