James Anglin Flynn

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.

James is a Senior Associate in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice group.

James litigates issues and appeals at every level of the state and federal courts, advocating for his clients with an eye toward developing and preserving appellate issues. He has significant experience in intellectual property and administrative law for clients with technologically complex products and disputes.

James maintains an active pro bono practice focused on the rights of veterans and incarcerated individuals. He has advocated for servicemembers and veterans in Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, federal district court, and the Federal Circuit. And he has litigated § 1983 claims for excessive force against prison and jail officials at trial and on appeal.

Before joining Orrick, James served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Honorable Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was previously a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington. There, he represented corporate officials in federal investigations, as well as municipal, nonprofit, and individual clients in civil-rights litigation at the trial and appellate stages.

James graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as an executive of the Yale Law Journal and as a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Before law school, James worked as a strategy and project management consultant for clients in the education and healthcare industries.