Jim has significant experience in a wide variety of different areas of law, including with issues of federal jurisdiction, the First Amendment and defamation law, product liability, RICO, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and many others.
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.
Jim maintains an active pro bono practice, in which he advocates for the constitutional rights of immigrants, the incarcerated, and the indigent. He is particularly proud of his successful representation of a detained immigrant who obtained relief from deportation under the Convention Against Torture.
From 2014-2015, Jim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Jim served as Editor-in-Chief of the George Washington Law Review, and won the 64th Annual Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, in which he successfully argued before a panel presided over by Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court.