James M. Gross

Associate - New York

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Jim Gross is an associate in Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department. Jim has extensive experience drafting dispositive motions and appellate briefs in a wide variety of complex litigation disputes.  He has authored dozens of briefs at all levels of the judiciary, including in the United States Supreme Court, multiple United States Courts of Appeal, and federal and state trial courts around the country.  Jim has argued appeals before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, as well as multiple dispositive motions in federal district courts.

In addition to brief writing, Jim possesses experience in all phases of litigation, including written discovery, offensive and defensive depositions, and settlement negotiations.  Jim currently serves as a lead associate on a national counsel team defending a publicly traded products manufacturer against asbestos-related claims.

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Education:

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2014
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011

Languages:

English

Representative Experience

  • Core member of trial team that secured a complete defense verdict on behalf of a Major League Baseball team in the first foul ball injury jury trial in Massachusetts.
  • Lead defense counsel for major consumer reporting agency in dozens of cases arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), in which he spearheaded a nationwide legal strategy for lawsuits predicated on reporting of “charged off” debts that resulted in multiple successful dispositive motions. 
  • Successfully represented manufacturer in products liability lawsuit seeking billions of dollars in damages following the Grenfell Tower fire in London, UK, prevailing on forum non conveniens grounds.
  • Principal author of prevailing appellate briefs before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of manufacturer seeking $53 million in insurance proceeds following destruction from Hurricane Sandy. 
  • Principal author of multiple successful dispositive motions filed on behalf of cryptocurrency exchange defending against lawsuits asserting claims under RICO, the Commodity Exchange Act, and California law. 
  • Represented high net worth individual in case of first impression addressing the constitutionality of Nevada’s “SLAPPback” statute.

    Representations handled by Mr. Gross prior to joining Foley Hoag, LLP.
 

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2014-15)

Honors

  • Editor-in-Chief, The George Washington Law Review, Volume 82
  • Winner, 2014 GW Law Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
  • Winner, 2012 GW Law First Year Moot Court Competition 
     
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Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin