The former chief of the U.S.
Justice Department’s Networks and Technology Enforcement Section (Net Tech),
Jim focuses his practice on antitrust and competition law, advocating before
federal agencies on behalf of the firm’s global clients in the technology,
energy & infrastructure and finance sectors.
is a well-recognized figure inside the Beltway and an accomplished antitrust
lawyer, with expansive knowledge of regulatory issues facing the technology and
Net Tech chief, Jim oversaw all civil antitrust enforcement in the tech and
financial services sectors, reviewing, investigating and, when necessary,
litigating, every major strategic technology transaction and conduct issue in
the past decade. He oversaw civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy,
and competition policy in the areas of computer hardware and software,
high-technology component manufacturing, financial services, securities industries,
and professional associations. Jim also led the agency’s cooperation with
antitrust and competition authorities worldwide.
is a five-time recipient of the Assistant Attorney General Award of
Distinction, and also received the prestigious Roberts Award in 2011 for
excellence, leadership and dedication in the enforcement of antitrust laws.
Prior to becoming Net Tech’s chief, he served for three years as assistant
chief of the Antitrust Division’s Litigation 2 section and was a trial attorney
in the agency from 1994 to 2003. He also served in the Antitrust Division’s
Professions and Intellectual Property section. He clerked for Washington State
Supreme Court Justices James A. Andersen and Fred H. Dore.