Jim is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation practice group.  He has litigated and tried a wide variety of antitrust and complex business matters over nearly thirty years, including class, injunctive and multidistrict actions, involving issues of price-fixing, tying arrangements, vertical restraints and alleged monopolization.  In addition, he has extensive experience representing clients in criminal investigations, having represented numerous companies and individuals in antitrust criminal investigations, including a number of foreign nationals.  Jim has also represented clients in civil investigations by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and state antitrust enforcers concerning mergers, pricing practices and allegedly monopolistic conduct.

Career highlights include:

  • Representing two groups of major retailers in antitrust litigation against Visa and MasterCard
  • Representing a major food processor in defending multi-district price-fixing claims
  • Representing a major technology firm in defending monopolization claims
  • Representing a national collegiate sports association in a case challenging rules governing men's Division 1 college basketball
  • Representing a major manufacturer in an antitrust investigation of multiple acquisitions it made

Jim is a member of the American Bar Association and a past chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law.

Jim has taught antitrust as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  He also has presented seminars on various topics, including the Class Action Fairness Act, antitrust litigation, effective opening statements in an antitrust case and current antitrust enforcement policy.

Jim received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was member of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and served as its managing editor.  Jim received his A.B. magna cum laude from Miami University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

Jim clerked for The Honorable Walter H. Rice of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Litigation Antitrust, 2022-2023; Antitrust, 2022-2023

Acritas Star, Independently Rated Lawyer, 2020

The Best Lawyers of America, Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year," 2015, 2017-2018

The Best Lawyers of America, Litigation Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year," 2014, 2020

Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists, 2009-2022

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Litigation: Antitrust, 2007-2019

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Antitrust, 2020-2023

The Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust Law, 2008-2024; Litigation Antitrust, 2013-2024

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2010-2021

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2006

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Chair, 2008-2009; Chair Elect, 2007-2008; Vice-Chair, 2006-2007; International Cartel Task Force, 2005-2007; Section Delegate, 2004-2006; Publications Officer, 2002-2004; Section Council, 1999-2002

BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Reports, Advisory Board, 2010-2018

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2010-2012

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Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Managing Editor, 1984-1985

Miami University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1982, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Walter H. Rice, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1985-1987
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